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Olivier Assayas

Loach’s anti-austerity film wins him a 2nd Palme d’Or

Loach’s anti-austerity film wins him a 2nd Palme d’Or

The British director Ken Loach has won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival for the second time. Ten years after winning the Palme d’Or for his story of Irish nationalism, The Wind that Shakes the Barley, the jury – this year led by the Mad Max director George Miller – chose I...

Loach and Leigh to go head to head in Cannes

Loach and Leigh to go head to head in Cannes

Two British directors will be up against each other for the prestigious Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Both Cannes veterans – indeed Palme d’Or winners – this will be Ken Loach’s eighteenth time screening a film at the festival. Indeed, despite it...

New BFI Fellow Danny Boyle ends another two week festival of film in London

New BFI Fellow Danny Boyle ends another two week festival of film in London

Jason Korsner reports 2 November 2010 The organisers of the London Film Festival say this year's event had an outstanding British presence - including the opening and closing night galas. The festival got off to a glittering start with Mark Romanek's Never Let Me Go - adapted from Kazuo Ishiguro'...

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