Tan War film wins Cannes Film Festival Award

Ken Loach’s ‘The Wind that Shakes the Barley’ has claimed the Palme D’Or prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
The film is about brothers who join the republican struggle during the Tan war and continues into the post-treaty civil war period. It is due for release in Ireland in June. Loach also won a top accolade at the Cannes Festival for his 1990 film Hidden Agenda, which was about the British army’s shoot-to-kill campaign in the 1980s.