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Shayda
Shayda
Shayda, an Iranian mother, finds refuge in an Australian women’s shelter with her six-year-old daughter. Over Persian New Year, they take solace in Nowruz rituals and new beginnings, but when her estranged husband re-enters their lives, Shayda’s path to freedom is jeopardised.
Wicked Little Letters
Wicked Little Letters
When people in Littlehampton start receiving scandalous and obscene letters, suspicion immediately falls on fiery Rose, who might lose the custody of her daughter. A group of women set out to solve the mystery.
Cobweb
Cobweb
An experimental and genre-defying drama shot entirely on sound stages in support of a film-within-a-film narrative.
Monster
Monster
A mother is shocked when she learns what a teacher has said to her son, but the truth is more complicated.
Sloane: A Jazz Singer
Sloane: A Jazz Singer
Legendary singer Carol Sloane prepares for one final live recording in New York City while reflecting on her rich but largely unknown career involving some of the greatest names in music, from Ella Fitzgerald to The Rolling Stones.
Four Daughters
Four Daughters
A creative documentary following ten years in the life of a fortysomething Tunisian mother, a cleaning lady from a poor environment, who sees her two teenage daughters become radicalised, run away and join the terrorist organisation Daesh in Libya.
The Promised Land
The Promised Land
In 1755, the impoverished Captain Ludvig Kahlen sets out to conquer the harsh, uninhabitable Danish heath with a seemingly impossible goal; to build a colony in the name of the King.
20 Days In Mariupol
20 Days In Mariupol
As the Russian invasion begins, a team of Ukrainian journalists trapped in the besieged city of Mariupol struggle to continue their work documenting the war’s atrocities.
The Mother Of All Lies
The Mother Of All Lies
The filmmaker doesn’t have any pictures of herself as a child. This is the starting point of a documentary investigation that unfolds the secrets of a Casablanca family.
About Dry Grasses
About Dry Grasses
A young teacher hopes to be appointed to Istanbul after mandatory duty at a small village. After long time waiting he loses all hope of escaping from this gloomy life. His colleague helps him to regain his perspective.
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Palm Springs International Film Festival Features

Now is now
Wim Wenders on Yasujirō Ozu, Anselm Kiefer, Ingeborg Bachmann and Perfect Days
Stepping into character
Glenn Howerton on character creation and learning to like his work in BlackBerry
Out of the ruins
Um Tae-hwa and Lee Byung-hun discuss South Korean Oscar submission Concrete Utopia
You see it and feel it
Liv Ullmann on Ingmar Bergman, Tove Ditlevsen, Laurence Olivier and Faithless
In the service of the story
Matteo Garrone on fairy tales and Italy’s Oscar submission, Io Capitano
Where my heart is
Liv Ullmann on Ingmar Bergman, Henrik Ibsen, Bertolt Brecht, fairy tales and Liv Ullmann: A Road Less Travelled
Always within her
Elene Naveriani on the recognition of beauty and Blackbird Blackbird Blackberry
Summoning and questioning the past
Kaouther Ben Hania on Tunisia’s Oscar submission Four Daughters
Scrutinising a killer obsession
Red Rooms director on cyber-security, new media, and the Fincher influence
Miracle and mystery
Maria Fredriksson on her roller coaster of a ride documentary The Gullspång Miracle
From reality to animation
Chiara Malta and Sébastien Laudenbach on making room for happy accidents in Chicken For Linda!
Director with crime on his mind
Cédric Kahn on innocence and guilt, racism, and the power of words
The fruits of chaos
Matt Johnson on relinquishing control and making BlackBerry
'We made magic'
Lila Avilés on the meeting between the worlds of adults and children in Tótem
Heat and light
Anna Hints on capturing the soul of the Smoke Sauna Sisterhood
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