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
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).
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
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.
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 10 – 5:00 PM – Mary Pickford
Sat, Jan 14 – 4:30 PM – Regal
Director, Julia Vargas Weise to attend January 10.
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
Belgium/Luxembourg/France – 2016 – 90 minutes
Director: Bavo Defurne
WORLD CINEMA NOW
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.
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.
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?