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Palm Springs Festival Review: Oscar Shortlisted 'Sister' Spins a Bleak, Poignant Fairytale Up and Down the Mountain

Ursula Meier’s “Sister,” Switzerland’s shortlisted Oscar entry, centers on a young woman and boy struggling to live in a drab, unnamed Swiss valley town, while a glittering mountain resort presides above them. The original title of the film, “L’enfant d’en haut” (roughly translating to “The Child from Above”), alludes to the high-low themes of the film, but also suggests something fable-like, even extra-natural.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 5, 2013 9:26 PM
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David O. Russell To Accept Indie Impact Award at Upcoming Palm Springs International Film Festival

Variety will present director David O. Russell with the Indie Impact Award at the upcoming Palm Springs International Film Festival (January 3-14), celebrating the "Silver Linings Playbook" filmmaker for his contributions to the art and business of cinema.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 31, 2012 1:19 PM
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Palm Springs Announces Complete Lineup: 'Blancanieves' and 'Unfinished Song' to Bookend Festival, Plus Eight of the Foreign Oscar Shortlist

The complete lineup for the 24th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) is announced. The festival runs Janaury 3-13, and will be bookended by Spain's Oscar submission "Blancanieves," a silent adaptation of Snow White, and closing-night entry "Unfinished Song"...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • December 20, 2012 1:35 PM
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'Les Mis' Director Tom Hooper and 'Life of Pi' Composer Mychael Danna Honored at Palm Springs Fest

The Palm Springs Int'l Film Festival continues to announce awards leading up to its 24th edition, running January 3-14. Director Top Hooper will be honored with their Sonny Bono Visionary Award, while Mychael Danna will receive the Frederick Loewe Award for Film Composing.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • December 18, 2012 1:21 PM
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Palm Springs Fest Honors Richard Gere with Chairman's Award

Continuing their pre-Oscar fanfare, the Palm Springs International Film Festival (January 3-14) will honor veteran Richard Gere, who nabbed a Golden Globe nomination last week for "Arbitrage," with the Chairman's Award on January 5 at the awards gala.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 17, 2012 2:41 PM
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Palm Springs Fest Honors Helen Mirren with International Star Award

The Palm Springs International Film Festival (January 3-14) will present Helen Mirren with the International Star Award on January 5 at their Awards gala.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 12, 2012 2:53 PM
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'Silver Linings Playbook' Star Bradley Cooper Honored with Palm Springs' Desert Palm Achievement Award

Bradley Cooper will recieve the Palm Springs International Film Festival's Desert Palm Achievement Award for acting at its January 5 awards gala.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • December 10, 2012 1:09 PM
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Palm Springs Honors 'Lincoln's Sally Field with its Career Achievement Award

The Palm Springs International Film Festival is honoring Sally Field with its Career Achievement Award on January 5 during the awards gala for its 24th edition. In addition to Field, the gala will honor the cast of Ben Affleck's "Argo," Helen Hunt ("The Sessions"), Naomi Watts ("The Impossible") and Robert Zemeckis ("Flight").
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • December 6, 2012 12:54 PM
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Palm Springs Int'l Film Festival Honors 'Argo' with Ensemble Performance Award

The 24th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (January 3-14) will honor Ben Affleck's "Argo" with the Ensemble Performance Award. Affleck, Alan Arkin and Bryan Cranston will be on hand to accept the award at a ceremony held on January 5.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 5, 2012 12:57 PM
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Naomi Watts Nabs Achievement Award at Palm Springs Film Fest

The Palm Springs International Film Festival (January 3-14) will honor Naomi Watts with the Desert Palm Achievement Actress Award on January 5. Watts has a history with the fest, which previously honored her Oscar-nominated performance in "21 Grams" in 2003.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 20, 2012 11:58 AM
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