Top brass at the upcoming 25th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) have announced the complete line-up.
A bumper crop includes the US premiere of Amma Assante’s opening night film and closing night selection Le Week-End by Roger Michell.
All in all 187 films from 60 countries make the cut, of which eight are world, 22 are North American and 47 are US premieres. The PSIFF is set to run from January 3-13 2014.
“This year’s line-up is particularly diverse in theme and content, encompassing vintage work by established directors alongside auspicious debuts by a vast number of newly emerging talents,” said festival director Darryl Macdonald. “The overall quality of the films vividly reflects the banner year we’ve seen in cinema worldwide, with a trend towards more personal, character-driven stories that defy easy genre labels, making for a much richer, more satisfying cinematic experience.”
“We launch our 25th anniversary edition with Amma Asante’s entertaining and inspiring Belle and wrap with Roger Michell’s enchanting tragi-comic Le Week-end (starring Lindsay Duncan and Jim Broadbent), thus illustrating the festival’s commitment to celebrating the work of both emerging and seasoned filmmakers,” said artistic director Helen du Toit.
For the full line-up visit the official website.