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Ken Loach wins Palme d'Or at Cannes for "I, Daniel Blake."

Veteran British director Ken Loach won his second Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival Sunday for "I, Daniel Blake" — a stark portrayal of a disabled man's struggle with the crushing benefits system in northern England.

The 79-year-old was presented the festival's top prize by actor Mel Gibson at a ceremony on the French Riviera. Accepting the award, the silver-haired Loach punched his fists in the air in victory and said that he hoped his gritty, social realist movie would hold a mirror up to the impact of Europe's policies of austerity on the poorest in society.

"We must give a message of hope, we must say another world is possible," he...

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