Festival Slate Includes Top Foreign Language Films

The Festival will show 42 of the 71 films that had originally qualified in this category



"A Royal Affair" hails from Denmark and is directed by Nikolaj Arcel.

Palm Springs International Film Festival

The 24th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival will screen eight of the nine films selected to advance in the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 85th Academy Awards.

The Festival, set for Jan. 3-14, will screen 42 of the 71 films that had originally qualified in this category. The films, listed in alphabetical order by country, are:

·         Amour (Austria), director Michael Haneke
·         War Witch (Canada), director Kim Nguyen
·         A Royal Affair (Denmark), director Nikolaj Arcel
·         The Intouchables (France), director Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache
·         The Deep (Iceland), director Baltasar Kormákur
·         Kon-Tiki (Norway), director Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg
·         Beyond the Hills (Romania), director Christian Mungiu
·         Sister (Switzerland), director Ursula Meier

A special jury of international film critics will review the eight shortlisted films along with the other 34 films screening in the Festival to award the FIPRESCI Award for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year, Best Actor and Best Actress.

For a complete schedule visit www.psfilmfest.org.

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