Ken Loach takes Jury Prize at Cannes

Ken Loach’s latest film The Angel’s Share was awarded the Jury Prize yesterday (27th May) at the Cannes Film Festival.

The Angel’s Share sees an ex-offender (and new father) discover a new and unorthodox way out of poverty after a trip to a whisky distillery. Upon receiving the award, Loach, speaking in French, said:

"Thanks to the jury; you're very nice. Cannes shows us that cinema is not just a diversion, it shows us who we are and how we live together."

This year’s Palme d’Or went to Michael Haneke's 'Amour', whilst Reality, by Matteo Garrone won the Grand Prize.