Updates for 2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival

1/12/2012 2:20 PM


The Flowers of War
China, 2011, 141 min.
Sat. Jan 14, 12:00 pm, Palm Springs High School

The visual impact of Zhang Yimou's latest spectacle is only surpassed by its emotional punch.


Old Goats
USA, 2011, 93 min.
Wed. Jan. 11, 4:00 pm, Palm Springs High School


Hong Kong, 2011, 116 min
Sun, Jan 8, 3:00 pm, Annenberg

In the late Qing Dynasty, Liu (Donnie Yen) is a papermaker, leading a simple life with his wife Ayu (Tang Wei) and their two sons. Into their remote village comes Detective Xu (Takeshi Kaneshiro), who is investigating the deaths of two bandits during a robbery. Xu quickly realizes that the incident in question was no ordinary botched robbery - and his dogged inquiry threatens to dredge up the dark secrets of Liu's buried past, threatening not only Liu and his family, but the entire village.
Director: Peter Ho-son Chan
Cast: Donnie Yen, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Tang Wei, Jimmy Wang Yu, Kara Wai Ying-hung, Li Xiaoran

France, 2011, 99 min
Thu, Jan 12, 7:00 pm, PS High School

From the director of PSIFF hit "The Chorus" (2005) comes this adaptation of the classic 1912 novel by Louis Pergaud, revolving around opposing gangs of kids from two different country villages who engage in ongoing mock battles with each other. Gorgeously mounted and superbly directed, this engrossing adventure sets the story in 1944, drawing resonant parallels between the ongoing mock battles played out between children and the larger battles raging at the time of the film's backdrop, WWII.
Director: Christophe Barratier
Cast: Laetitia Casta, Guillaume Canet, Kad Merad, Gerard Jugnot, Francois Morel, Marie Bunel, Jean Texier, Clement Godefroy, Theophile Baquet, Louis Dussol, Harols Werner, Nathan Parent, Ilona Bachelier, Thomas Goldberg


The screening of “Edwin Boyd” scheduled for Thursday, January 12 at 7:00 pm at Palm Springs High School has been CANCELLED.

Ticket holders for this screening can exchange their tickets for an available screening of their choice or receive a refund at Festival Ticket and Information Center.