The Cabourg Romantic Film Festival unveils its entire sentimental selection

Feelings at the cinema will make spectators' hearts beat during this 38th edition of the festival.

Like every year, the Cabourg Romantic Film Festival celebrates romance, feelings, passion and reverie through a quality, moving selection from the four corners of the globe. In previous years, certain films in the selection were rewarded at the Césars, such as Le Marguerite's Theorem, Junkyard Dog Or Simple like Sylvain.

Virginie Efira and Samir Guesmi presidents of the juries of the 38th Cabourg Festival

On the program in 2024, feature films screened for the first time in France or having toured international festivals: from Berlin to Cannes, and a selection focused on Asia and Scandinavia. Universal love seen from elsewhere.

For feature filmsthe jury chaired by Virginie Effira will be moved by this selection:

All Shall be Well by Ray Yeung (Hong Kong, Berlinale)

Eat the Night by Caroline Poggi and Jonathan Vinel (France, Quinzaine des Cinéastes)

Matt and Mara by Kazik Radwanski (Canada, Berlinale)

My Favorite Cake by Maryam Moghaddam and Behtash Saneeha (Iran, Berlinale)

Portrait of a Certain Orient by Marcelo Gomes (Brazil, Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema)

September without delay by Jonas Trueba (Spain, Filmmakers’ Fortnight)

When the Light Breaks by Runar Runarsson (Iceland, Un Certain Regard)


Short films judged by Samir Guesmi are nine in number. They highlight “touching and singular first gestures” according to the press release:

A foreign body by Max Lesage (France)

Bingo by Fanny Ruwet (France)

Borneo by Bastien Daret (France)

Lost hearts by Frédéric Lavigne (France)

Blue Flowers by Louis Douillez (France)

My Week with George Clooney by Emilie Sornasse (Belgium)

Na Marei by Léa-Jade Horlier (France)

Falling out of love by Garance Kim (France)

Panorama – Audience Award presents a preview of romantic films that will be released soon:

As his look by Thierry Peretti (France, Quinzaine des Cinéastes)

All We Imagine As Light by Payal Kapadia (India, Grand Jury Prize Cannes Film Festival)

Five and a Half Love Stories In an Apartment in Vilnius, Lithuania by Tomas Vengris (Lithuania, in the presence of its director)

Girls Will be Girls by Shuchi Talati (India, Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival)

Melancholy by Takuya Katon (Japan)

Foreign language by Claire Burger (France, Berlinale)

Jim's Novel by Arnaud and Jean-Marie Larrieu (France, Cannes Premières selection, in the presence of Karim Leklou, lead actor)

Drama Queens by Alexis Langlois (France, Semaine de la Critique, in the presence of the film team)

My life my face by Sophie Fillières (France, Quinzaine des Cinéastes)

My complete stranger by Johanna Pyykö (Norway)

The Summer with Carmen by Zacharias Mavroeidis (Greece)

Niki by Céline Sallette (France, Un Certain Regard)

All we imagine as light
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Repeat by Emilie Noblet (France)

Fifi by Jeanne Aslan and Paul Saintillan (France)

Flo by Géraldine Danon (France)

Out of season by Stéphane Brizé (France)

The clay man by Anaïs Tellenne (France)

The last Jews by Noé Debré (France)

Maria by Jessica Palud (France, Cannes Première)

A few days no more by Julie Navarro (France)

Special sessions : (in the presence of the film crews)

The beating heart by Vincent Delerm

The Hennedricks Family by Laurence Arné

Her & Him & the rest of the world by Emmanuelle Belohradsky

Virginie Efira, president of the feature film jury, will introduce during the “President's meeting” on the beach, Impossible love, in the presence of director Catherine Corsini and actor Niels Schneider.

The actor of Under-gifted, Daniel Auteuil will receive an honorary Swann – he who has acted with so many filmmakers, winner of the César for best actor and has gone behind the camera since the 2010s. He will screen Thread – his new film of which he is the director.

The thread Daniel Auteuil

the count of Monte Cristo closed the festival on June 15 during a preview screening in the presence of the film team. This year, the Cabourg Romantic Film Festival will be held from June 12 to 16.

To find out more, go to the Cabourg Festival website


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