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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

No Date, No Signature
No Date, No Signature
A pathologist is riven with guilt after the death of a child.
On Body And Soul
On Body And Soul
A slaughterhouse becomes an unlikely setting for romance.
The Charmer
The Charmer
An intense psychological drama about a young Iranian man who is desperately trying to meet women who can secure his stay in Denmark.
I, Tonya
I, Tonya
Dramatisation of the story of ice skater Tonya Harding.
A family's world is rocked when they are told about the death of their son.
A small business owner and part-time cab driver is pushed to the edge by corruption.
Finding Your Feet
Finding Your Feet
When a snobbish woman discovers her husband has been having an affair, she takes exile with her bohemian sister on a council estate.
The Insult
The Insult
A spat between Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian refugee leads to division between their two communities.
A Fantastic Woman
A Fantastic Woman
A transgender woman fights for the right to grieve after the death of her partner.
The Ciambra
The Ciambra
A teenager faces choices as he comes of age.
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Palm Springs International Film Festival Features

Blond ambition
Atsuko Hirayanagi on Shinobu Terajima, Josh Hartnett, and Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's role in Oh Lucy!
Green-eyed monsters
Paolo Virzì on jealousy, Hemingway's cats and adapting The Leisure Seeker
Shooting for change
The Divine Order director Petra Volpe on her new film and the ongoing the fight for equal rights.
Chaos theory
Samuel Maoz on Silver Lion winner Foxtrot
Campillo’s beat goes on
Director on AIDS drama 120 BPM, writing from the heart and collaboration
On the road
Paolo Virzì 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.

Casey Affleck liberated by ghosts Star talks Oscars, Rooney Mara and hiding under a sheet

In the city of the world's desire Ceyda Torun on KEDi, cats, femininity and the soul of Istanbul.

A nice cup of tea and a murder Jamie McKeller on The Book Club, legalising murder, serial killers and cake.

Completing the trip Bertrand Tavernier on Jacques Becker, Claude Sautet, Jean-Pierre Melville and his Journey Through French Cinema.

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