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PSIFF14 Screens Foreign Language OscarĀ® Shortlist
2014 Palm Springs International Film Festival


Palm Springs, CA (December 20, 2013) – The 25th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival  (PSIFF) will screen all nine films selected to advance in the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 86th Academy Awards®.  The Festival, held from held from January 3-13, 2014, will screen 46 of the 76 films that had originally qualified in this category. 
The films, listed in alphabetical order by country, are:

  • The Broken Circle Breakdown (Belgium/Netherlands), Director Felix van Groeningen

  • An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker (Bosnia), Director Danis Tanovic

  • The Missing Picture (Cambodia/France), Director Rithy Panh

  • The Hunt (Denmark), Director Thomas Vinterberg

  • Two Lives (Germany/Norway), Director Georg Maas

  • The Grandmaster (Hong Kong), Director Wong Kar-wai

  • The Notebook (Le Grand Cahier) (Hungary), Director János Szász

  • The Great Beauty (Italy/France), Director Paolo Sorrentino

  • Omar (Palestine), Director Hany Abu-Assad

Artistic Director Helen du Toit and Festival Director Darryl Macdonald are thrilled to be presenting all of the Academy's initial shortlist in the Foreign Language Film category at the upcoming Palm Springs International Film Festival. "We extend our heartiest congratulations to those selected!"

A special jury of international film critics will review the eight shortlisted films along with the other 38 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.

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 annually 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, Danny Boyle, Bradley Cooper, George Clooney, Daniel Day-Lewis, Leonardo DiCaprio, Clint Eastwood, Ron Howard, Helen Mirren, Sean Penn, Brad Pitt, Natalie Portman, Charlize Theron and Kate Winslet.

The Awards Gala of the 25th 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 AARP, Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, Wessman Development, Bank of America, Wintec, Regal Entertainment Group, Windermere Real Estate, Eisenhower Medical Center, Guthy-Renker, Integrated Wealth Management, PalmSpringsOasis.com, Ocean Properties, Panavision, Chihuly and Telefilm Canada.

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

Steven Wilson / Lauren Peteroy
B|W|R Public Relations
steven.wilson@bwr-pr.com / lauren.peteroy@bwr-pr.com

David Lee
Palm Springs International Film Festival

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