British director Ken Loach accepts the Palme d'Or

Ken Loach film wins top Cannes prize

Short Film News- The Wind That Shakes The Barley by British director Ken Loach won the Palme d'Or at the 59th Cannes film festival.

The movie, about Ireland's early struggle for independence, beat 19 others to the prize.

Hong Kong director Wong Kar Wai, who led the jury, said the decision to award Loach the prestigous prize was a unanimous one.

As well as, Palme d'Or to a Short Film went to Sniffer by Bobbie Peers.

The Short Film Jury presided by Andrei Konchalovsky also gave the Jury Prize to Primera Nieve by Pablo Aguero and Special Mention to Conte de Quartier by Florence Miailhe.

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