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CANNES 2016 United Kingdom

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Andrea Arnold, Ken Loach return to the Croisette

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- American Honey, I, Daniel Blake in competition at the Cannes Film Festival

Andrea Arnold, Ken Loach return to the Croisette
American Honey by Andrea Arnold

A brace of British auteurs are returning to the Cannes Film Festival with their new works. Andrea Arnold, whose Red Road [+see also:
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was nominated for the Palme D’Or and won the Jury Prize in 2006 and whose Fish Tank [+see also:
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was nominated for the Palme D’Or and won the Jury Prize in 2009, is in Competition with American Honey [+see also:
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. The film follows a teenage girl with nothing to lose who joins a travelling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the American Midwest with a band of misfits. Newcomer Sasha Lane, Shia LaBeouf and McCaul Lombardi star. US outfits Parts and Labor and Maven Pictures produced alongside the UK’s Protagonist Pictures, Film4, Pulse Films and the British Film Institute

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British veteran Ken Loach has a long history of Cannes triumphs beginning with the FIPRESCI Prize in 1979 for Black Jack. In 1981 he won the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention and the Young Cinema Award for Looks and Smiles. In 1990 he won the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention and the Jury Prize for Hidden Agenda. 1991 saw him winning the Jury Prize and the FIPRESCI Prize for Riff-Raff while 1993 saw him win the Jury Prize for Raining Stones. 1995’s Land and Freedom won both the Jury Prize and the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury and in 2004 he was awarded the 30th Anniversary Prize of the Ecumenical Jury for his entire body of work. In 2006, after being nominated for the Palme D’Or for several years he finally won it for The Wind That Shakes The Barley [+see also:
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. He won the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury again in 2009 for Looking for Eric [+see also:
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Ken Loach

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and the Jury Prize again in 2012 for The Angels’ Share [+see also:
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. He was nominated for the Palme D’Or in 2014 for Jimmy’s Hall [+see also:
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. Loach returns this year in Competition with I, Daniel Blake [+see also:
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that follows a 50 something carpenter who needs state welfare after falling ill. He comes across a single mother whose circumstances also compel her to seek the refuge of the welfare state; only, negotiating the red tape proves to be a challenge. Dave Johns and Hayley Squires are playing the leads. The film is produced by Sixteen FilmsRebecca O’Brien and is a co-production with France’s Why Not Productions, Wild Bunch and France 2 Cinéma and Belgium’s Les Films du Fleuve. The British Film Institute and BBC Films are backing the project. 

Also in competition is Loving [+see also:
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by US director Jeff Nichols (who has recently released Midnight Special). The film follows Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, who are sentenced to prison in Virginia in 1958 for getting married. Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga and Michael Shannon star. The film is produced by Big Beach Films (US) and Raindog Films (UK).

Playing Out of Competition is US fimmaker Shane Black’s The Nice Guys [+see also:
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where a private eye investigates the apparent suicide of a fading porn star in 1970s Los Angeles and uncovers a conspiracy. Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe star. The UK’s Misty Mountains produced the film with US outfits Silver Pictures and Waypoint Entertainment.

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