Kenneth Charles "Ken" Loach is an English film and television director. He is known for his socially critical directing style and for his socialist ideals, which are evident in his film treatment of social issues such as poverty, homelessness (Cathy Come Home
, 1966) and labour rights (Riff-Raff
, 1991, and The Navigators
, 2001). Loach's film Kes
(1969) was voted the seventh greatest British film of the 20th century in a poll by the British Film Institute. Two of his films, The Wind That Shakes the Barley
(2006) and I, Daniel Blake
(2016) received the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, making him the ninth filmmaker to win the prestigious award twice.