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Romance in Cabourg

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New European talents are being featured on the programme of the 17th edition of the Romantic Film Festival in Cabourg. It starts today and goes on for three days in the Normandy town, with the traditional competitions for short and feature length films. But this year sees the introduction of a new section devoted to cinema from Europe.

Venus Beauty Salon, Malena, Sandrine Bonnaire, Sophie Marceau, Emmanuelle Béart, Mathieu Kassovitz, Audrey Tautou: the winners of the Golden Swan awards from 1999 reflect the increasing notoriety of this festival. This year the jury is led by Antoine de Caunes and will also feature participation by Marie Gillain and Stanislas Merhar. They will be judging around 10 feature length films in competition, including: A la petite semaine by Sam Karmann starring Gérard Lanvin, Burning in the wind [+see also:
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by Silvio Soldini and Bed and Breakfast by Claude Duty.
Out of competition there’s The Heart Elsewhere by Pupi Avati and Les égarés by André Téchine, with a special guest appearance by the beautiful Isabelle Adjani.
The section dedicated to young European cinema, features 9 films (first, second or third works): the Irish Lilya 4-ever [+see also:
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, the Spanish production Mondays in the Sun, the Italian film L'isola, the Belgium productions Strass and Des plumes dans la tête [+see also:
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, the Czech film Some Secrets, the German works School Trip and Be My Star, and the Hungarian production, Hukkle.

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(Translated from French)

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