Palm Springs International Film Festival – January 9

Posted by Larry Gleeson

See some of the day’s top films! Here’s my tip sheet for some of the day’s most spectacular screenings!

MORE GREAT FILMS SCREENING ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 10

THE LAST FAMILY

Poland – 2016 – 123 minutes
Director: Jan P. Matuszyński
FOCUS ON POLAND
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Drawing on an incredibly dense personal archive compiled by surrealist Zdzislaw Beksinski, Matuszynski has fashioned not a traditional portrait of the artist, but an immersive chronicle of an extreme, morbid domesticity in late 20th-century Poland. Winner: Best Actor, Locarno; Best Film, Denver, Lisbon & Estoril, and Polish (Gdynia).

Tue, Jan 109:30 AM – Regal
Thu, Jan 127:00 PM – Regal
Purchase tickets HERE

A SERIOUS GAME

Sweden/Denmark/Norway – 2016 – 115 minutes
Director: Pernilla August
WORLD CINEMA NOW
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An achingly sensual story of love and adultery set in the early years of the 20th century, this is an adaptation of a classic 1912 novel by Hjalmar Söderberg about a passionate affair between a painter and a journalist. “A visual delight [with] a deft screenplay by Lone Scherfig.” Screen

Tue, Jan 1010:00 AM – Mary Pickford

Purchase tickets HERE.

YOU CAN READ THE PSIFF PROGRAM BOOK ONLINE!
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You can read the official 2017 Palm Springs International Film Festival
Souvenir Program Book online.
Just click HERE.

THE NET

South Korea – 2016 – 114 minutes
Director: Kim Ki-duk
MODERN MASTERS

 

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The provocative auteur Kim Ki-Duk delivers his most restrained and nuanced work in some time with The Net, a story about a simple North Korean family man who inadvertently drifts into South Korean waters, where he is brought in for questioning and accused of being a spy.

Tue, Jan 104:30 PM – Camelot
Fri, Jan 138:30 PM – Regal
Purchase tickets HERE.

SEALED CARGO

Bolivia/France/Mexico/Venezuela – 2015
108 minutes
Director: Julia Vargas Weise
AWARDS BUZZ-BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
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A crew of hapless police and a stowaway make their way across Bolivia in an aged train, searching for a place to dump highly toxic cargo in this sharp, witty satire. “Boundlessly energetic.” Hollywood Reporter.

 

Tue, Jan 105:00 PM – Mary Pickford
Sat, Jan 144:30 PM – Regal

Director, Julia Vargas Weise to attend January 10.

Purchase tickets HERE.

FESTIVAL MERCHANDISE

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A stand-alone Film Festival Store  for the Palm Springs International Film Festival is featuring a complete collection of Film Festival Merchandise at Destination PSP. The Festival Store is now open and will be open every day through January 16.
The Festival Store is located in the Regal Cinema Courtyard Plaza, unit 16,
just down from the Regal Cinemas and across the courtyard from the
Festival Ticket and Information Center.

You can also shop online at Destination PSP by clicking HERE

SOUVENIR

Belgium/Luxembourg/France – 2016 – 90 minutes
Director: Bavo Defurne
WORLD CINEMA NOW
US Premiere

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Huppert sings! The radiant Isabelle Huppert does it again in Defurne’s musical romance, playing a former Eurovision star who lets her handsome co-worker (Kévin Azaïs) convince her to make a comeback. A sweet and simple gem from the director of North Sea Texas.

Tue, Jan 105:30 PM – Camelot
Fri, Jan 134:00 PM – Regal
Sun, Jan 1512:45 PM – PSHS
Director, Bavo Defurne to attend January 10.
Purchase tickets HERE
GREAT FILMS, GREAT Q&As 
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THE ARDENNES

Belgium – 2015 – 96 minutes
Director: Robin Pront
AWARDS BUZZ-BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
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Belgium’s Oscar® submission is a wintery crime drama about two brothers with bad blood and a trust deficit between them. A downbeat first half quickens into a brutal, unnerving climax with an extra helping of “crazy” on the side.
Tue, Jan 107:00 PM – Regal
Thu, Jan 1210:00 AM – Mary Pickford
Purchase tickets HERE.

KEEP QUIET

UK/Hungary – 2016 – 97 minutes
Directors: Sam Blair, Joseph Martin
TRUE STORIES
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While still young, anti-Semite Csanád Szegedi became vice president of Jobbik, Hungary’s far-right political party. Then he discovered he was Jewish and converted to Orthodox Judaism… Sam Blair and Joseph Martin’s captivating film is judiciously even-handed about Szegedi’s supposed change of heart. Or is it?
Tue, Jan 107:30 PM – Palm Canyon
Purchase tickets HERE

(Source:psiff.org)

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