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POSTPONED | The Confession Embassy of France - La Maison Française 4101 Reservoir Road, NW - Washington, DC

2020 Palm Springs International Film Festival

The 31st  Palm Springs International Film Festival is back from Jan 2-13, 2020
and features an exciting lineup of French films and co-productions!

The annual Palm Springs International Film Festival is one of the largest film festivals in North America, welcoming over 135,000 attendees each year for its lineup of new and celebrated international features and documentaries.  The Festival is also known for its annual Film Awards Gala, honoring the best achievements of the filmic year by a celebrated list of talents.  Produced by the Palm Springs International Film Society, the Festival offers 12 days of events and film screenings featuring over 200 films from 60+ countries. 


This year's French films and co-productions include the following: 
For a full list please see here

Synonyms (2019)
France | Israel | Germany
Directed by: Nadav Lapid  
Written by: Nadav Lapid, Haim Lapid
Cast: Tom Mercier, Quentin Dolmaire, Louise Chevillotte
Language: French | Hebrew | English
Runtime: 123 minutes
Distributor: Kino Lorber

Les Misérables (2019)
Directed by: Ladj Ly  
Written by: Ladj Ly, Giordano Gederlini, Alexis Manenti
Cast: Damien Bonnard, Alexis Manenti, Djibril Zonga
Language: French
Runtime: 102 minutes
Distributor: Amazon Studios

Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)
Written and directed by: Céline Sciamma  
Cast: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Najrami
Language: French | Italian
Runtime: 121 minutes
Distributor: Hulu

Arab Blues (2019)
France | Tunisia
Written and directed by: Manele Labidi Labbé
Cast: Golshifteh Farahani, Majd Mastoura, Aïsha Ben Miled
Language: French | Arabic
Runtime: 88 minutes

Two of Us (2019)
France | Luxembourg | Belgium
Directed by: Filippo Meneghetti    
Written by: Malysone Bovorasmy, Filippo Meneghetti, Florence Vignon
Cast: Barbara Sukowa, Martine Chevallier, Léa Drucker
Language: French
Runtime: 95 minutes
Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Talking About Trees (2019)
France | Sudan | Chad | Germany | Qatar
Written and directed by: Suhaib Gasmelbari 
Cast: Suleiman Ibrahim, Ibrahim Shaddad
Language: Arabic
Runtime: 90 minutes

Varda by Agnès (2019)
Directed by: Agnès Varda  
Featuring: Agnès Varda, Sandrine Bonnaire, Hervé Chandès 
Language: French | English
Runtime: 115 minutes
Distributor: Janus Films

Our Lady of the Nile (2019)
France | Belgium | Rwanda
Directed by: Atiq Rahimi
Written by: Scholastique Mukasonga, Atiq Rahimi, Ramata Sy
Cast: Pascal Greggory, Malaika Uwamahoro, Belinda Rubango
Language: French | Kinyarwanda
Runtime: 93 minutes

The Truth (2019)
France | Japan
Written and directed by: Hirokazu Koreeda
Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche, Ethan Hawke 
Language: French | English
Runtime: 106 minutes
Distributor: IFC Films

Swallows of Kabul (2019)
France | Luxembourg | Switzerland
Directed by: Zabou Breitman, Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec  
Written by: Zabou Breitman, Yasmina Khadra, Patricia Mortagne, Sébastien Tavel
Cast: Simon Abkarian, Zita Hanrot, Swann Arlaud 
Language: French
Runtime: 81 minutes
Distributor: Memento Films

Proxima (2019)
France | Germany
Directed by: Alice Winocour
Written by: Alice Winocour, Jean-Stéphane Bron, Marcia Romano, Nynne Oldenburg
Cast: Eva Green, Matt Dillon, Lars Eidinger
Language: French | English | Russian | German
Runtime: 107 minutes
Distributor: Pathé

Zero Impunity (2019)
France | Luxembourg
Directed by: Nicolas Blies, Stéphane Hueber-Blies, Denis Lambert  
Written by: Nicolas Blies, Stéphane Hueber-Blies
Runtime: 70 minutes

Paris Stalingrad (2019)
Written and directed by: Hind Meddeb, Thim Naccache  
Language: French | Arabic
Runtime: 88 minutes

Atlantics (2019)
France | Senegal | Belgium
Directed by: Mati Diop 
Written by: Mati Diop, Olivier Demangel
Cast: Mama Sané, Amadou Mbow, Ibrahima Traoré
Language: Wolof
Runtime: 105 minutes
Distributor: Netflix



Papicha (2019)
France | Algeria | Belgium | Qatar
Written and directed by: Mounia Meddour 
Cast: Lyna Khoudri, Shirine Boutella, Amira Hilda Douaouda, Zahra Doumandji
Language: French | Arabic
Runtime: 105 minutes
Distributor: Jour2Fête