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Nés en 68 steals show at Cabourg

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Released domestically on May 21, Nés en 68 [+see also:
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(“Born in 68”) by French duo Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau scooped double honours at the 22nd Cabourg Romantic Film Festival.

The feature – produced by Les Films Pelléas (see news) – picked up the Golden Swann for Best Actress (Laetitia Casta) and Best Male Newcomer (Belgian actor Yannick Renier).

Best Actor went to Patrick Bruel (for Claude Miller’s Un secret [+see also:
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) and Best Female Newcomer to Anne Marivin (Welcome to the Sticks [+see also:
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). "Premiers rendez-vous" prizes were awarded to two young French actors for their big screen debut: Constance Rousseau (All Is Forgiven [+see also:
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- see Focus) and Emile Berling (Les hauts murs).

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The competition jury crowned Brazilian feature Alice’s House. The Youth Jury Prize went to German director Doris Dörrie’s Cherry Blossoms, which was selected in competition at the latest Berlinale and is set to hit French screens on September 10 (distributed by Jour2Fête).

The Romantic Days section gave audiences the chance to discover Hallam Foe [+see also:
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by UK director David MacKenzie (set for release on July 9 - Pretty Pictures); French/Belgian co-production Rumba [+see also:
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by Fiona Gordon, Dominique Abel and Bruno Romy (set for release on September 10 - MK2); and Comme les autres (“Like the Others”) by France’s Vincent Garenq (set for release on September 3 - Mars Distribution).

The European Days line-up included Belgian title Eldorado [+see also:
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by Bouli Lanners (see interview – set to be released on June 18 by Haut et Court); Tamar Van Den Dop’s Dutch/Belgian/Bulgarian co-production Blind [+see also:
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; Jacob Berger’s Swiss feature That Day; Cesc Gay’s Spanish production Fiction; Srdan Golubovic’s Serbian/German/Hungarian co-production The Trap [+see also:
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; Marco Simone Puccioni’s Italian/French feature Shelter [+see also:
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; and German/Swiss co-production So long! [+see also:
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by Stefan Hillebrand and Olivier Paulus.

The following films were unveiled in avant-premiere: Safy Nebbou’s Mark of an Angel (Diaphana Distribution - August 13); Diane Bertrand’s Baby Blues (Mars Distribution - November 26); Stéphane Giusti’s Made in Italy (Pyramide Distribution - July 2); Cyril Gelblat’s Les Murs porteurs (“Carrier Walls” - Zelig Films Distribution - July 9); Frédéric Berthe’s Nos 18 Ans (“When We Were 18”, remake of the Italian film Notte prima degli esami [+see also:
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- TFM Distribution - July 16); and Rémi Bezançon’s Le Premier jour du reste de ta vie (“The First Day of the Rest of Your Life” - StudioCanal - July 23).

(Translated from French)

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