In pictures: Cannes closing ceremony 2016

English film director Ken Loach won his second Palme d'Or with "I, Daniel Blake", the story of an ailing carpenter who fights to stay on welfare.

Iranian actor Shahab Hosseini raises his finger to the sky to thank God after receiving the award for best actor.

Canadian director Xavier Dolan received the Grand Prix award for "It's Only the End of the World", a surprise for many film critics who thought the film was a disappointment.

Romanian director Cristian Mungiu poses with actress Maria Dragus after receiving the award for best director - ex-aequo with French director Olivier Assayas.

British director Andrea Arnold hugs actress Sasha Lane after receiving the Jury Prize for "American Honey".

Mel Gibson arrives on the red carpet with his partner, Rosalind Ross. The Hollywood megastar took part in the closing ceremony, handing the coveted Palme d'Or to Ken Loach.

The jury of this 69th Cannes film festival salute the public for a last time before the closing ceremony.

American actor Willem Dafoe shares a laugh with his wife, Giada Colagrande, before the closing ceremony.

French actress Clémence Poesy, who starred in several 'Harry Potter' films, turned heads on the red carpet with her sleveless dress adorned with red poppy patterns.

Iranian actress Taraneh Alidoosti walked the red carpet with the team of "The Salesman". The movie won the best screenplay prize.

American actress Erin Moriarty, who stars with Mel Gibson in "Blood Father", arrives for the closing ceremony.

Xavier Dolan and his producer and friend, Nancy Grant, arrived together for the closing ceremony.