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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

Liyana
Liyana
Five orphaned children create a story which is realised in animated form.
The Desert Bride
The Desert Bride
When a live-in maid's path crosses that of a travelling salesman, her life will change forever.
Racer And The Jailbird
Racer And The Jailbird
In the Belgian underworld, a secret threatens a couple's romance.
Summer 1993
Summer 1993
A young girl struggles to adapt to her new life in the countryside after the death of her mum.
Sweet Country
Sweet Country
Australian frontier drama, told from an Aboriginal perspective.
Hochelaga, Land Of Souls
Hochelaga, Land Of Souls
An interconnected series of encounters between Native peoples and European settlers in and around modern-day Montreal.
The Endless
The Endless
Years after escaping a cult as teenagers, brothers Aaron and Justin return to their former home after receiving a mysterious message. While Aaron is quickly drawn back into the fold, Justin remains uneasy.
Waru
Waru
Omnibus film about the loss of a young boy in a small town.
The Gospel According To André
The Gospel According To André
Portrait of André Leon Talley.
Allure
Allure
When adult Laura offers teenage Eva an escape from her repressive home life, the unbalanced pairing brings into question dynamics of age and maturity, dominance and submission.
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Palm Springs International Film Festival Features

An emotional journey
Annemarie Jacir on fathers and sons in Wajib
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.
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Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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