Ken Loach wins top Cannes Award and slams dangers of austerity

The British director’s film reduced critics at the Cannes Film Festival to tears.

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

“The world we live in is at a dangerous point right now. We are in the grip of a dangerous project of austerity driven by ideas that we call neo-liberalism that have brought us to near catastrophe.”

The 79-year-old is one of only nine directors to have won the top prize at Cannes twice.

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