I, Daniel Blake Nabs the Coveted Palme d’Or as the 2016 Cannes Film Festival Comes to a Close

Amid the fashion and famous faces at the Cannes Film Festival, it is sometimes easy to forget the annual gathering’s main focus is celebrating the art of cinema.

The 69th annual 11-day festival, held in France, awarded its top honors on Sunday, coming to a close until next May.

I, Daniel Blake, directed by Ken Loach, 79, was awarded the Palme d’Or, the festival’s highest prize. The film follows the welfare battle of a 59-year-old Englishman who becomes ill shortly before meeting a struggling single mother. Loach has won the Palme once before, for 2006’s Cillian Murphy-starring drama The Wind That That Shakes the Barley.

Other big winners include 42-year-old Iran native Shahab Hosseini, who took Best Actor for his turn in thriller The Salesman, and the Shia LaBeouf-starring film American Honey, which nabbed the Jury Prize.

This year’s Cannes jury was helmed by Academy Award-winning director George Miller (the man behind Mad Max: Fury Road), and also included Kirsten Dunst, Vanessa Paradis and Donald Sutherland.

21 films were screened as part of the festival’s Competition selection.

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See the full winner’s list, below.

•Palme d’Or: the U.K.’s I, Daniel Blake

•Grand Prize: Xavier Dolan, Canada-France’s It’s Only the End of the World

•Best Director: Olivier Assayas, France’s Personal Shopper, and Cristian Mungiu, Romania’s Graduation

•Best Actor: Shahab Hosseini, Iran’s The Salesman

•Best Actress: Jaclyn Jose, the Philippines’ Ma ‘Rosa

•Best Screenplay: Asghar Farhadi, Iran’s The Salesman

•Jury Prize: Andrea Arnold, the U.S. and U.K.’s American Honey

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