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Ken Loach wins top Cannes prize for the second time

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Veteran filmmaker Ken Loach has won the Palme D'Or at the Cannes Film Festival for the second time.

He has won the award for his latest film I, Daniel Blake, a decade after winning the prestigious accolade for The Wind That Shakes The Barley.

The 79-year-old British director won the top award at the international film festival for his story of a former Newcastle joiner who becomes ill and struggles in the welfare system.



Actor Tim Roth to judge new talent at Cannes

Actor Tim Roth Credit: PA

Reservoir Dogs star Tim Roth will lead the jury charged with picking out new talent at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Roth will help pick the winner of the Un Certain Regard prize which is designed to recognise films with "an original aim and aesthetic".

The prize runs with the festival's main award - the prestigious Palme d'Or.

Londoner Roth made his name in television before going on to star in films including Pulp Fiction, Rob Roy and The Hit. This year's festival will open with American director Wes Anderson's new film.

Moonrise Kingdom, which stars Tilda Swinton alongside Bruce Willis and Bill Murray, is set in New England in the summer of 1965.

It marks a return to the festival in the south of France for Swinton, who appeared last year supporting her critically acclaimed role in We Need To Talk About Kevin.