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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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Zama
A 17th century army officer in Ascuncion, awaits transfer to Buenos Aires.
Let The Sunshine In
Let The Sunshine In
Isabelle, single mum, divorced artist with one child, is looking for love. True love at last.
Wajib
Wajib
A father and his son come together to deliver wedding invitations.
The Leisure Seeker
The Leisure Seeker
An old couple take a road trip despite his Alzheimer's and her inability to stop talking
Marlina The Murderer In Four Acts
Marlina The Murderer In Four Acts
A woman seeks revenge after she is raped.
Western
Western
A group of German construction workers on a job in Bulgaria begin to compete for the approval of the locals.
Thoroughbreds
Thoroughbreds
Two rich girls contemplate murder in Connecticut
Men Don't Cry
Men Don't Cry
When, less than two decades since the war ended in Yugoslavia, a diverse group of veterans gathers at a remote mountain hotel to undergo days of therapy, it’s hard to expect absolute harmony.
Beauty And The Dogs
Beauty And The Dogs
A woman meets a mysterious stranger at a party and leaves with him... it's the beginning of a long night in which she will have to fight for her rights and her dignity.
The Third Murder
The Third Murder
Leading attorney Shigemori takes on the defence of murder-robbery suspect Misumi - a crime he admits - but as he digs into the case, he begins to wonder if his client is guilty after all.
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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.
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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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