Cannes Film Festival 2016 (Day 11 & 12) – closing ceremony

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The eleventh day of the of the 69th edition of the International Film Festival of Cannes started with more photocalls, screenings, premieres for the movies “Blood Father” by Jean-François Richet, “Forushande” (Le Client / The Salesman) by Asghar Farhadi and “Elle” by Paul Verhoeven.

Tonight on the twelfth day, the closing ceremony was held. Two British films “American Honey” and “I, Daniel Blake” won major prizes tonight and here’s the official reply from Ben Roberts, director of the BFI Film Fund: “What a moment for British cinema, and for two important and humane films with so much to say. Bravo to Ken and to Andrea and their collaborators – including the unstoppable Robbie Ryan who shot both films. This is cinema from the heart, and we’re grateful that we have an industry that can support such personal, powerful film-making.”

British director Ken Loach has won his second Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival for “I, Daniel Blake.” America actor Mel Gibson gave the award for the 79-year-old, the festival’s top prize.

Loach now joins an elite club of two-time victors at the French Riviera festival including Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Emir Kusterica.

The runner-up Grand Jury prize went to Canadian director Xavier Dolan, 27, for his hot-tempered family drama “It’s Only the End of the World”, while the third-place Jury prize went to Andrea Arnold’s high-energy “American Honey” starring Shia LaBeouf.

Check out the red carpet gallery below…

The cast of “Elle” posed to the photographers together – Anne Consigny, Virginie Efira, Jonas Bloquet, Isabelle Huppert, Paul Verhoeven, Alice Isaaz, Christian Berkel, Charles Berling and Laurent Lafitte for the Screening of the film “Elle” at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes.

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The cast of “Elle” at the Screening of the film “Elle” at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes. Photo: Zimbio

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The cast of “Forushande” at the screening of the film “The Salesman (Forushande)” at the 69th Cannes Film Festival. Photo: Zimbio

French director Jean-Francois Riche and actors Mel Gibson, Erin Moriarty and Diego Luna attended the ‘Blood Father’ Premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 21, 2016 in Cannes, France.

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Jean-Francois Richet, Mel Gibson, Erin Moriarty and Diego Luna at ‘Blood Father’ Premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival. Photo: Zimbio

German actress Alexandra Maria Lara attended the Screening of the film “Elle” at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, on 21st May 2016. The 37-year-old shined in Elie Saab Couture golden dress with all over embroideries and matching belt, while finishing off the look with golden sandals.

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Jury members attend the closing ceremony of the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 22, 2016 in Cannes, France.

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Jury members attend the closing ceremony of the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival. Photo: Zimbio

French actress and model Clémence Poésy attend the closing ceremony of the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 22, 2016 in Cannes, France. The 33-year-old shined in Chanel bright red sequined gown with floral details and embroideries from the Haute Couture spring 2016 collection.

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Clemence Poesy attends the closing ceremony of the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival. Photo: CelebMafia

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