Palm Springs International Film Festival – January 13

Posted by Larry Gleeson

OH CANADA!

Telefilm Canada hosted a party at Lulu California Bistro to celebrate the great talent of Canadian filmmakers and their work. Looks like a pretty great party, eh?

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HERE ARE SOME MORE GREAT FILM CHOICES FOR SATURDAY, JANUARY 14

 

MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI

Switzerland/France – 2016 – 66 minutes
Director: Claude Barras
AWARDS BUZZ-BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
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Delightful, brightly-colored stop-motion animation makes this sensitive coming-of-age story about an orphan nicknamed Zucchini all but irresistible. Submitted for the Academy Award® in the Animated Feature category and again as Switzerland’s FLO entry, it will charm children and adults alike. Winner: Best Feature and Audience Award, Annecy
Sat, Jan 1410:00 AM – PSHS
Purchase tickets HERE.

MOUNTAIN CRY

China – 2015 – 107 minutes
Director: Larry Yang
WORLD CINEMA NOW
North American Premiere
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Set against China’s rugged Taihang Mountains and superbly photographed by Patrick Murgia, Larry Yang’s forceful melodrama tells of the love between a mute widow and the man responsible for the death of her husband. A gorgeous film with the feel of a timeless allegory. Winner: Best Director, Screenplay, Shanghai.
Sat, Jan 1411:30 AM – Regal
Director, Larry Yang to attend.
Purchase tickets HERE.
 

LAYLA M.

Netherlands/Belgium/Germany/Jordan – 2016
– 98 minutes
Director: Mijke de Jong
WORLD CINEMA NOW
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This powerful, nuanced and resonant drama follows a teenage girl living in Amsterdam, who becomes disillusioned by daily encounters with racism, and turns to Islam. Her relationship with a Jihadist completes her radicalization, but her journey is far from over… Winner: Outstanding Performance, Philadelphia.

Sat, Jan 1412:30 PM – PSHS

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.

IN BETWEEN

Israel/France – 2016 – 96 minutes
Director: Maysaloun Hamoud
NEW VOICES/NEW VISIONS
US Premiere

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A spiky, compelling dramedy about strong, modern, sexually active Palestinian-Israeli women, living independently in the center of Tel Aviv, far from their families and the weight of tradition. Winner, Best Debut, Haifa; NETPAC Award, Toronto.

Sat, Jan 141:00 PM – Mary Pickford
Sun, Jan 155:30 PM – Regal

Director, Maysaloun Hamoud to attend.

Purchase tickets HERE

EAGLES OF DEATH METAL: NOS AMIS (OUR FRIENDS)

U.S./France – 2017 – 87 minutes
Director: Colin Hanks
TRUE STORIES
World Premiere

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Sat, Jan 147:00 PM – Annenberg
Sun, Jan 151:00 PM – Mary Pickford

Director, Colin Hanks and Producer, Sean Stuart to attend.

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 UNKNOWN GIRL

Belgium/France – 2016 – 113 minutes
Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
MODERN MASTERS
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A casual brush-off has profound and terrible consequences in the latest morality tale from the Dardenne brothers (Two Days, One Night; The Kid with a Bike). A young doctor turns detective to investigate the circumstances around a suspicious death in which she feels implicated.

Sat, Jan 148:30 PM – Camelot

Purchase tickets HERE.

(Source: psiff.org)

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