06/12 – [News Info] PSIFF Announces Awards Buzz Program

06/12 – [News Info] PSIFF Announces Awards Buzz Program

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Palm Springs, CA (December 02, 2014) – The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF), scheduled January 2-12, 2015, announced the films selected to compete for the FIPRESCI Award in the Awards Buzz section. The Festival will screen 50 of the 83 official submissions to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for Best Foreign Language Film. Additional film programs will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

The Awards Buzz section is selected by Festival programmers as the strongest entries in this year’s Academy Awards® race. A special jury of international film critics will review these films to present the FIPRESCI Award for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year, as well as Best Actor and Best Actress in this category. The following 50 films are selected to screen (in alphabetical order by country):

A Few Cubic Meters of Love (Afghanistan), Director Jamshid Mahmoudi

Wild Tales (Argentina), Director Damián Szifrón

Charlie’s Country (Australia), Director Rolf de Heer

The Dark Valley (Austria), Director Andreas Prochaska

Nabat (Azerbaijan), Director Elchin Musaoglu

Two Days, One Night (Belgium/France/Italy), Directors Jean-PierreDardenne, Luc Dardenne

The Way He Looks (Brazil), Director Daniel Ribeiro

Mommy (Canada), Director Xavier Dolan

To Kill a Man (Chile), Director Alejandro Fernández Almendras

The Nightingale (China), Director Philippe Muyl

Mateo (Colombia), Director Maria Gamboa

Cowboys (Croatia), Director Tomislav Mršic

Behavior (Cuba), Director Ernesto Daranas

Fair Play (Czech Republic), Director Andrea Sedlácková

Sorrow and Joy (Denmark), Director Nils Malmros

Tangerines (Estonia), Director Zaza Urushadze

Concrete Night (Finland), Director Pirjo Honkasalo

Saint Laurent (France), Director Bertrand Bonello

Corn Island (Georgia), Director George Ovashvili

Beloved Sisters (Germany), Director Dominik Graf

Little England (Greece), Director Pantelis Voulgaris

The Golden Era (Hong Kong), Director Ann Hui

White God (Hungary),Director Kornél Mundruczó

Life in a Fishbowl (Iceland), Director Baldvin Zophoníasson

Liar’s Dice (India), Director Geetu Mohandas

Today (Iran), Director Reza Mirkarimi

Gett, The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (Israel), Directors Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz

Human Capital (Italy), Director Paolo Virzì

The Light Shines Only There (Japan), Director Mipo O

Three Windows and a Hanging (Kosovo), Director Isa Qosja

Kurmanjan Datka: Queen of the Mountains (Kyrgyzstan), Director Sadyk Sher-Niyaz

Rocks in My Pockets (Latvia), Director Signe Baumane

Ghadi (Lebanon), Director Amin Dora

Never Die Young (Luxembourg), Director Pol Cruchten

Timbuktu (Mauritania/France), Director Abderrahmane Sissako

Accused (Netherlands), Director Paula van der Oest

1001 Grams (Norway), Director Bent Hamer

Dukhtar (Pakistan), Director Afia Nathaniel

Eyes of a Thief (Palestine), Director Najwa Najjar

Norte, the End of History (Philippines), Director Lav Diaz

Ida (Poland), Director Pawel Pawlikowski

The Japanese Dog (Romania), Director Tudor Cristian Jurgiu

Leviathan (Russia), Director Andrey Zvyagintsev

See You in Montevideo (Serbia), Director Dragan Bjelogrlic

Sea Fog (South Korea), Director Sung-bo Shim

Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed (Spain), Director David Trueb

Force Majeure (Sweden), Director Ruben Östlund

Winter Sleep (Turkey), Director Nuri Bilge Ceylan

The Guide (Ukraine), Director Oles Sanin

Mr. Kaplan (Uruguay), Director Álvaro Brechner

About The Palm Springs International Film Festival
The Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) is one of the largest film festivals in North America, welcoming 135,000 attendees last year for its lineup of new and celebrated international features and documentaries. The Festival is also known for its annual Black Tie Awards Gala, honoring the best achievements of the filmic year by a celebrated list of talents who, in recent years, have included Ben Affleck, Javier Bardem, Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Bradley Cooper, George Clooney, Daniel Day-Lewis, Leonardo DiCaprio, Clint Eastwood, Tom Hanks, Matthew McConaughey, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, David O. Russell, Meryl Streep, and Kate Winslet.

The Awards Gala of the 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival is presented by Cartier and sponsored by Mercedes Benz and Entertainment Tonight. The City of Palm Springs is the Title Sponsor of the Film Festival. Presenting Sponsors are Wells Fargo, The Desert Sun and Spencer’s. Major sponsors are Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, Wessman Development, Bank of America, Wintec, Regal Entertainment Group, Ignition Creative, Desert Regional Medical Center, Windermere Real Estate, Eisenhower Medical Center, Guthy-Renker, Integrated Wealth Management, VisitGreaterPalmSprings.com, Ocean Properties, Chihuly and Telefilm Canada.

For more information, call 760-322-2930 or 800-898-7256 or visit www.psfilmfest.org.



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