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Highlights from the Palm Springs Film Fest Lineup

Highlights from the Palm Springs Film Fest Lineup

The fest boasts 192 films from 65 countries, including 65 premieres. More info here.

World premieres include: “Don Quixote: The Gentleman of La Mancha” starring James Franco, Horatio Sanz, Luis Guzman and Line Shaye, “Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson,” “Some Kind of Love” and “Twenty-Five Palms,” a documentary on the 25th anniversary of the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

International premieres include: “Arteholic” (Germany), a documentary featuring Udo Kier and Lars von Trier and more, Iceland’s “The Grandad,” Luxembourg’s “Never Die Young” and Netherlands’ “Accused.”

North American Premieres include: “40-Love” (Belgium), “Afterlife” (Hungary), “Beatles” (Norway), “See You in Montevideo” (Serbia) starring in Aramand Assante, “She’s Funny That Way” (USA) directed by Peter Bogdanovich and starring Imogen Poots, Owen Wilson, Will Forte, Kathryn Hahn, Rhys Ifans and Jennifer Aniston.

US Premieres include: “Boychoir” (USA), “Chagall – Malevich” (Russia), “Ciudad Delirio” (Colombia), “Cut Snake” (Australia), “The Dark Horse” (New Zealand), “Décor” (Egypt), “The Farewell Party” (Israel), Fidelio, “Grand Street” (USA) starring Kelly McGillis and Sam Robards, “Paper Planes” (Australia) starring Sam Worthington, “The Perfect Dictatorship” (Mexico), “The Reaper” (Croatia), “The Search” (France), directed by Michel Hazanavicius and starring Annette Bening and Bérénice Bejo, “White God” (Hungary), “Who Am I – No System is Safe” (Germany), “X + Y” (UK) starring Asa Butterfield, Sally Hawkins and Rafe Spall.

The Modern Masters section features 12 films from international directors who set the standards for contemporary cinema. Films selected for this year include:

  • “Chagall – Malevich” (Russia), Director Alexander Mitta
  • Clouds of Sils Maria (France), Director Olivier Assayas, Cast: Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace MoretzDancing Arabs (Israel), Director Eran Riklis
  • An Eye for Beauty (Canada), Director Denys Arcand
  • Gemma Bovery (France), Director Anne Fontaine
  • The Humbling (USA), Director Barry  Levinson, Cast: Al Pacino, Greta Gerwig, Charles Grodin, Mary Louise Parker, Dan Hedaya and Dianne Wiest
  • In Order Of Disappearance (Norway/Sweden), Director Hans Petter Moland
  • Iris (USA), Director Albert Maysles
  • Li’l Quinquin (France), Director Bruno Dumont
  • The Perfect Dictatorship (Mexico), Director Louis Estrada
  • Queen and Country (United Kingdom), Director John Boorman
  • Red Amnesia (China), Director Wang Xiaoshuai

The New Voices/New Visions Award will honor one of 10 films from top emerging international directors marking their feature film debut at the Festival, with the additional criteria that the films selected are currently without US distribution. The winner is selected by a jury of US distributors and will receive a glass sculpture designed for the Festival by renowned artist Dale Chihuly. Films selected for this year include:

·         Afterlife (Hungary), Director Virág Zomborácz

·         Chubby (Belgium), Director Bruno Deville

·         Fidelio, Alice’s Journey (France), Director Lucie Borleteau

·         Grand Street (USA), Director Lex Sidon

·         Henri Henri (Canada), Director Martin Talbot

·         Manpower (Israel), Director Noam Kaplan

·         A Moonless Night (Uruguay), Director Germán Tejeira

·         No One’s Child (Serbia), Director Vuk Ršumović

·         Theeb (Jordan), Director Naji Abu Nowar

·         What’s Between Us (Switzerland), Director Claudia Lorenz

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