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Short Skin is triumphant at Cabourg

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- The feature debut by Italian director Duccio Chiarini has won the Grand Prix; also featuring on the list of winners are Zurich, Anaïs Demoustier, Benoît Magimel, Caprice and Arnaud Desplechin

Short Skin is triumphant at Cabourg
Short Skin by Duccio Chiarini

Chaired by Juliette Binoche, the jury of the international competition at the Cabourg Film Festival has bestowed its 2015 Grand Prix upon Short Skin [+see also:
film review
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interview: Duccio Chiarini
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by Italy’s Duccio Chiarini (read the review and the interview with the director), a feature debut that was introduced at the Biennale College - Cinema and which was also selected at Berlin in the Generation 14plus section. Interestingly, the film, which will be distributed from this Wednesday in France courtesy of Epicentre, also snagged the Youth Award.

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Also featuring on the list of winners is Zurich [+see also:
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by Dutch director Sacha Polak (read the review), which went home with the Special Jury Prize, while Copain by Belgian duo Jan and Ralf Roosens was victorious in the short-film category.

Besides the official competition, the Best Actress Award went to Anaïs Demoustier for A trois on y va [+see also:
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by Jérôme Bonnell, while Benoît Magimel won the male equivalent for Standing Tall [+see also:
film review
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interview: Emmanuelle Bercot
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by Emmanuelle Bercot. Caprice [+see also:
trailer
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by Emmanuel Mouret snagged Best Film, Arnaud Desplechin took Best Director for My Golden Days [+see also:
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and Clovis Cornillac bagged Best Debut Film for Un peu, Beaucoup, Aveuglément [+see also:
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. Also of note was the Premier Rendez-vous Award that shone the spotlight on Sophie Verbeek (A trois on y va) and Rod Paradot (Standing Tall). Lastly, the traditional Golden Swanns for Best Male and Female Newcomers went to Joséphine Japy (for Breathe [+see also:
trailer
interview: Lou de Laâge
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by Mélanie Laurent) and Kévin Azaïs (for Love at First Fight [+see also:
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film focus
interview: Thomas Cailley
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by Thomas Cailley).

(Translated from French)

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