The Cabourg Festival has just ended on June 18th. For 5 days, the jury watched more than fifty short and feature films and then unveiled the winners during the ceremony on Saturday June 17, after a parade of stars on the red carpet.
Monia Chokri, big winner of the 37th edition
This year, Quebec director and actress Monia Chokri is the big winner of the 37th edition, for her film “Simple comme Sylvain”. She received a double award: The Grand Prize of the Feature Film Jury and the Youth Jury Prize.
History of the double-winning film
The story of the film began when it premiered last May at Cannes in the “Un Certain Regard” category. It tells the story of Sophia, a college professor with a comfortable life and a stable but unexciting marriage to Xavier. She sees her life turned upside down when she meets Sylvain, a construction worker whom the couple hires to renovate their summer house.
The other prices
Anna Novion received the Audience Award for her feature film “Marguerite’s Theorem”, also discovered at Cannes.
“The Innocent”, which had received a César in the category “Best original screenplay” last February, was also awarded. In this film, its director Louis Garrel and Noémie Merlant received the Swann for “best actor” and “best actress”. during this 37th edition.
The jury also rewarded Raphaël Quenard, as “Male Revelation” for his role in “Chiens de la casse” Rebecca Zlotowski was crowned for the realization of her film “Les enfants des autres”.
The 2023 winners
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