Press release from Paddy Power – 13 May 2010

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Ken Loach’s last minute entry into this year’s Cannes Film Festival ‘Route Irish’ is the bookies favourite to scoop the Palme D’Or.

Paddy Power have installed Loach’s war drama about two ex-soldiers moving to Iraq to work as private contractors as their 3/1 favourite to win this years coveted award which will be announced on 23 May.

‘Babel’ director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is the 4/1 second-favourite for his critically acclaimed Mexican drama ‘Biutiful’ and Mike Leigh is a 5/1 shot to add a second Palme D’Or to his trophy cabinet for his comedy drama ‘Another Year’ starring Jim Broadbent.

Paddy Power said “War dramas seem to be in vogue this year and punters are wasting absolutely no time placing their bets on Ken Loach’s latest offering to woo this year’s judging panel”

Palme D’Or Winner 2010
3/1 Route Irish (Ken Loach)
4/1 Biutiful (Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu)
5/1 Another Year (Mike Leigh)
6/1 La Princesse de Monptpensier (Bertrand Tavernier)
6/1 Poetry (Lee Chang-dong)
10/1 Fair Game (Doug Liman)
12/1 Tournee (Mathieu Almaric)
14/1 Des Hommes et des Dieux (Xavier Beauvois)
16/1 Hors-la-loi (Rachid Bouchareb)
16/1 Un Homme Qui Crie (Mahamat-Saleh Haroun)
18/1 Outrage (Takeshi Kitano)
18/1 You, My Joy (Sergei Lovnitsa)
20/1 Housemaid (Im Sangsoo)
20/1 La Nostra Vita (Daniele Luchetti)
20/1 Loong Boonmee Ralek Chaat (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
25/1 Rizhao Chongqing (Xiaoshuai Wang)
25/1 Copie Conforme (Abbas Kiarostami)
33/1 A Frankenstein-terv (Kornel Mundruczo)
33/1 Utomlyonnye Solntsem 2 (Nikita Mikhalkov)

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