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Goodbye Julia
Goodbye Julia
Wracked by guilt after covering up a murder, Mona — a northern Sudanese retired singer in a tense marriage — tries to make amends by taking in the deceased’s southern Sudanese widow, Julia, and her son, Daniel, into her home.
Close Your Eyes
Close Your Eyes
A TV show looking into the mysterious disappearance of an actor leads a director on a journey into his own past while making discoveries in the present.
In The Rearview
In The Rearview
This fly-on-the-wall film captures Ukrainians as they are forced to leave their homes and drive into the unknown.
Blaga's Lessons
Blaga's Lessons
A woman's moral compass starts to slip after she is conned out of her savings by a phone scammer.
In The Land Of Saints And Sinners
In The Land Of Saints And Sinners
A retired assassin finds himself drawn into a game of cat and mouse.
Green Border
Green Border
Multifaceted drama about the plight of refugees on the Belarus/Poland border.
Chasing Chasing Amy
Chasing Chasing Amy
A documentary about the complex legacy of Kevin Smith's Chasing Amy for LGBTQ+ people and its life-saving impact on director Sav Rodgers.
In Flames
In Flames
After the death of the family patriarch, a mother and daughter’s precarious existence is ripped apart by figures from their past – both real and imagined.
Opponent
Opponent
Iman, an Iranian, lives with his family in Sweden in an ever-changing succession of refugee hostels. To increase his chances of obtaining residence permits for them all, he resumes his career as a wrestler – and is confronted with the reason he had to flee.
Io Capitano
Io Capitano
Two Senegalese teenagers try to realise their dream of a new life in Europe.
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Palm Springs International Film Festival Features

'I had to hire bodyguards'
Director Agnieszka Holland on the backlash to Green Border and why film can be a powerful weapon
On reflection
Sav Rodgers on Ben Affleck, Kevin Smith, coming of age on camera and Chasing Chasing Amy
The tip of the iceberg
Milad Alami on character creation, films that linger, and Opponent
Action with heart
Jack Gleeson on the legacy of Joffrey, working with the greats and In The Land Of Saints And Sinners
In search of liberty
Rodrigo Moreno on freedom and character development in The Delinquents
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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