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Palm Springs International Festival marks the start of the US film festival calendar year and runs from January 2 to 15. As part of its Awards Buzz section this year it will showcase 45 of the 92 official submissions to the Best Foreign Language Oscar race.

The festival will open with Steven Spielberg's The Post and close with Adam Rifkin's The Last Movie Star.

Several stars will receive awards during the festival, including Holly Hunter, Jessica Chastain and Saoirse Ronan.

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Palm Springs Latest Reviews

I Am Not A Witch
I Am Not A Witch
A young girl is accused of being a witch.
First They Killed My Father
First They Killed My Father
Cambodian author and human rights activist Loung Ung recounts the horrors she suffered as a child under the rule of the deadly Khmer Rouge.
In The Fade
In The Fade
Revenge thriller set in the aftermath of a bombing.
Félicité
Félicité
Story of a singer who finds herself in desperate circumstances after her son has an accident.
Phantom Thread
Phantom Thread
In Fifties London, the fastidious life of a renowned dressmaker is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman who becomes his muse and lover.
Darkest Hour
Darkest Hour
A dramatisation of the early days of Winston Churchill's premiership and his dilemma over how to handle Hitler.
The Post
The Post
The story of how the Washington Post rose to prominence by taking on the Nixon administration.
Jane
Jane
Documentary about primatologist Jane Goodall.
Stronger
Stronger
Story of Jeff Bauman, who became a symbol of hope after the Boston Marathon bombing.
Thelma
Thelma
Strange things happen to a religious young woman when she starts to fall in love.
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Palm Springs International Film Festival Features

On the road
Paolo Virzi on Donald Sutherland, Helen Mirren and The Leisure Seeker
Taking the waters
Samuel Maoz and Lior Ashkenazi on Foxtrot
Among the apes
Jane Goodall and Brett Morgen on documenting chimpanzees
Dressing the decades
Luca Guadagnino on Call Me By Your Name and the art of costuming
Portrait of an artist
Dome Karukoski on his biography of influential gay icon Tom Of Finland
News of a death
Lior Ashkenazi on Foxtrot and going to the edge of his emotions
'Film is the best way to deliver a powerful message'
Gore on his fight to save planet.
Östlund’s Monkey business
The Square director goes animal crackers.
Beyond the music
Reda Kateb on discovering Django Reinhardt.
Finding Django
Étienne Comar on telling the story of Django Reinhardt and working with Warren Ellis.
Finding the rhythm
Cécile de France on her film about jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt.
With the workers
Adam Sobel on his portrait of the Qatar migrant labour force The Workers Cup.
Making The Wound
John Trengove talks about the challenges of his coming-of-age drama.
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