The Cannes Film Festival is one of the biggest film festivals in the world, and is the best place to see indie works of film appreciated and applauded for their work.
We’ve had lots of high profile films getting lots of well deserved awards recently, but now’s the time to look at the underappreciated gems that took awards at Cannes Film Festival 2016.
You can see the full list of winners below, and you’ll notice that director Ken Loach won his second Palme d’Or for his film I, Daniel Blake. The film is pretty topical, as it follows an ailing Englishman who fights against the bureaucracy of the healthcare system to stay on welfare.
When accepting his award, Ken Loach said: “We must give a message of hope, we must say another world is possible. The world we live in is at a dangerous point right now. We are in the grip of a dangerous project of austerity driven by ideas that we call neo-liberalism that have brought us to near catastrophe.”
Here are this year’s winners.
I, Daniel Blake, dir: Ken Loach
Xavier Dolan, It’s Only The End Of The World
Cristian Mungiu, Graduation
Olivier Assayas, Personal Shopper
Asghar Farhadi, The Salesman
Jaclyn Jose, Ma’Rosa
American Honey, dir: Andrea Arnold
Shahab Hosseini, The Salesman
Divines, dir: Uda Benyamina
Short Film Palme d’Or
Timecode, dir: Juanjo Gimenez
The Girl Who Danced With The Devil, dir: Joao Paulo Miranda Maria