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There's nothing like a piping hot piece of chiseled, perfectly aged beefcake to put a smile on your face and a spring in your step. A glowing Kate Winslet was beaming from ear-to-ear Monday night in Madrid as she stepped out with British model Louis Dowler for a photography fete at the San Sebastian International Film Festival.

Sheathed in a black, one-shouldered minidress, the Oscar-winning actress kept in constant physical contact with Dowler, who looked runway-ready in a black suit, strategically unbuttoned crisp white shirt and just the right amount of stubble (click through the pictures at left for some touchy-feely highlights from their night out, along with a make-out moment and more).

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The pair, both 34, hugged, held hands, laughed and exchanged loving looks as they mixed and mingled at an exhibit featuring the work of famed photographer Mario Testino. Even when they hopped into the backseat a waiting car at the end of the evening, they kept their digits firmly entwined.

This latest lovey-dovey appearance by Winslet and Dowler is their most public to date, although they have been previously snapped cozying up in London and Paris.

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The outing also comes on the heels of a report from the London Daily Mail that claims Kate, who reportedly began dating Louis in May, has asked him to relocate to Chicago with her while she shoots the Steven Soderbergh-directed thriller "Contagion."

"Kate hates the idea of having a long-distance relationship, even for a short period of time," says a source. "They are absolutely smitten. They loathe being apart and so are taking their romance to the next level."

Another thing Winslet is taking to the next level: maintaining an amicable relationship with soon-to-be ex-husband Sam Mendes, with whom she split in March.

On Sunday, the former couple was photographed in New York as they cheered on 6-year-old son Joe during his soccer game.

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