‘Sense of an Ending’ to Open Palm Springs Film Festival (Full Lineup)

Sense of an Ending
Sense of an Ending

The 28th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival will open Jan. 2 with the world premiere screening of “The Sense of an Ending,” starring Jim Broadbent and Charlotte Rampling.

“Ending” is directed by Ritesh Batra and written by Nick Payne, based on the novel of same name by Julian Barnes. The film also stars Harriet Walter, Emily Mortimer, and Michelle Dockery.

The festival will close with Robert De Niro’s “The Comedian,” directed by Taylor Hackford on Jan. 15. “The Comedian” premiered last month at the AFI Fest.

Special presentations including the world premiere of “Breakable You”; the U.S. premiere of “King of the Dancehall,” directed by Nick Cannon; “Old Money,” directed by David Schalko and starring Udo Kier; and the North American premiere of “The Hippopotamus.”

The Palm Springs Festival will screen 190 films from 72 countries, including 58 premieres.

View the complete lineup below:

World premieres:

– The Beautiful Fantastic (UK/U.S.), Director Simon Aboud
– Breakable You (U.S.), Director Andrew Wagner with Holly Hunter, Tony Shalhoub and Alfred Molina
– The Concessionaires Must Die! (U.S.), Director America Young
– Do It or Die! (U.S), Director Jørn Winther
– Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends) (U.S./France), Director Colin Hanks
– Everybody Loves Somebody (Mexico), Director Catalina Aguilar Mastretta with Karla Souza
– Poorna (India), Director Rahul Bose
– The Sense of an Ending (UK/U.S.), Director Ritesh Batra
– Take Me Home Huey (U.S.), Directors Alicia Brauns and Christine Steele

International premieres:

– The 4th Company (Mexico/Spain), Directors Amir Galván Cervera and Mitzi Vanessa Arreola
– Call Me Thief (South Africa), Director Daryne Joshua
– Julie and the Shoe Factory (France), Directors Paul Calori and Kostia Testut
– Tonio (Netherlands), Director Paula van der Oest
– Xamou (Greece), Director Clio Fanouraki

North American premieres:

– At the End of the Tunnel (Argentina/Spain), Director Rodrigo Grande
– Bad Influence (Chile), Director Claudia Huaiquimilla
– Dark Skull (Bolivia/Qatar), Director Kiro Russo
– The Day Will Come (Denmark), Director Jesper W. Nielsen
– Ethel & Ernest (UK/Luxembourg), Director Roger Mainwood with the voices of Brenda Blethyn and Jim Broadbent
– Half Ticket (India), Director Samit Kakkad
– The Hippopotamus (UK), Director John Jencks with Roger Allam, Matthew Modine and Fiona Shaw
– A Jew Must Die (Switzerland), Director Jacob Berger
– King of the Belgians (Belgium/Netherlands/Bulgaria) , Director Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth
– The Liberation of Skopje (Macedonia/Croatia/Finland), Directors Rade Šerbedžija and Danilo Šerbedžija
– Mellow Mud (Latvia), Director Renārs Vimba
– Mercenary (France), Director Sacha Wolff
– Mountain Cry (China), Director Larry Yang
– No Dress Code Required (Mexico), Director Cristina Herrera Bórquez
– The Spy and the Poet (Estonia), Director Toomas Hussar
– Tommy’s Honour (U.S.), Director Jason Connery
– The Turkish Way (Spain), Director Luis González
– Vincent and the End of the World (Belgium/France), Director Christophe Van Rompaey
– When We Rise (U.S.), Director Gus Van Sant with Guy Pearce, Mary-Louise Parker, Rachel Griffiths and Rosie O’Donnell
– The Winter (Argentina/France), Director Emiliano Torres

U.S. premieres:

– Barakah Meets Barakah (Saudi Arabia), Director Mahmoud Sabbagh
– Behind the Clouds (Belgium), Director Cecilia Verheyden
– Blessed Benefit (Jordan/Germany/Netherlands), Director Mahmoud al Massad
– Brimstone (Netherlands/Germany/France/ Belgium/Sweden/UK), Director Martin Koolhoven with Guy Pearce and Dakota Fanning
– Center of My World (Germany/Austria), Director Jakob M. Erwa
– Daguerrotype (France/Japan/Belgium), Director Kiyoshi Kurosawa
– The Distinguished Citizen (Argentina/Spain), Director Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat
– In Between (Israel/France), Director Maysaloun Hamoud
– It’s Not the Time of My Life (Hungary), Director Szabolcs Hajdu
– J: Beyond Flamenco (Spain), Director Carlos Saura
– King of the Dancehall (U.S./Jamaica), Director Nick Cannon with Louis Gossett, Jr., Whoopi Goldberg and Busta Rhymes
– The King’s Choice (Norway), Director Erik Poppe
– KONELĪNE: our land beautiful (Canada), Director Nettie Wild
– Little Wing (Finland/Denmark), Director Selma Vilhunen
– Ma’ Rosa (Philippines), Director Brillante Mendoza
– Memories of Summer (Poland), Director Adam Guziński
– Noces (Belgium/France/Luxembourg/ Pakistan), Director Stephan Streker
– Past Life (Israel), Director Avi Nesher
– Pihu (India), Director Vinod Kapri
– Souvenir (Belgium/Luxembourg / France), Director Bavo Defurne with Isabelle Huppert
– The Stopover (France/Greece), Director Delphine Coulin and Muriel Coulin
– A United Kingdom (UK), Director Amma Asante with Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo
– White Sun (Nepal/US/Qatar/ Netherlands), Director Deepak Rauniyar
– X500 (Canada/Colombia/Mexico), Director Juan Andrés Arango

Focus on Poland:

– Afterimage (Poland), Director Andrzej Wajda
– Ashes and Diamonds (Poland), Director Andrzej Wajda
– Memories of Summer (Poland), Director Adam Guziński
– The Last Family (Poland), Director Jan P. Matuszyński
– United States of Love (Poland/Sweden), Director Tomasz Wasilewski
– Zacma: Blindness (Poland), Director Ryszard Bugajski

New voices, new visions:

– Barakah Meets Barakah (Saudi Arabia), Director Mahmoud Sabbagh
– Boundaries (Canada), Director Chloé Robichaud
– In Between (Israel/France), Director Maysaloun Hamoud
– Julie and the Shoe Factory (France), Director Paul Calori, Kostia Testut
– Kati Kati (Kenya/Germany), Director Mbithi Masya
– Little Wing (Finland/Denmark), Director Selma Vilhunen
– Mellow Mud (Latvia), Director Renārs Vimba
– The Winter (Argentina/France), Director Emiliano Torres
– White Sun (Nepal/U.S./Qatar/Netherlands) , Director Deepak Rauniyar
– Zoology (Russia/France/Germany), Director Ivan I. Tverdovsky

Modern masters:

– A Quiet Passion (UK/Belgium), Director Terence Davies
– Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (U.S.), Director Steve James
– After the Storm (Japan), Director Hirokazu Kore-eda
– The Commune (Denmark/Sweden/Netherlands), Director Thomas Vinterberg
– Daguerrotype (France/Japan/Belgium), Director Kiyoshi Kurosawa
– Frantz (France/Germany), Director François Ozon
– I Am Not Madame Bovary (China), Director Feng Xiaogang
– I, Daniel Blake (UK/France/Belgium), Director Ken Loach
– J: Beyond Flamenco (Spain), Director Carlos Saura
– The Net (South Korea), Director Kim Ki-duk
– Past Life (Israel), Director Avi Nesher
– Personal Shopper (France), Director Olivier Assayas
– The Teacher (Slovakia/Czech Republic), Director Jan Hrebejk
– The Unknown Girl (Belgium/France), Director Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne

True stories:

– Aida’s Secrets (Israel/U.S./Germany/Canada), Directors Alon Schwarz, Shaul Schwarz
– Alive and Kicking (U.S./Sweden), Director Susan Glatzer
– Beauties of the Night (Mexico), Director María José Cuevas
– Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (U.S.), Director Alexis Bloom, Fisher Stevens
– Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends), (U.S./France), Director Colin Hanks
– Forever Pure (Israel/UK/Ireland/Norway), Director Maya Zinshtein
– Franca: Chaos and Creation (Italy/U.S.), Director Francesco Carrozzini
– Gun Runners (Canada), Director Anjali Nayar
– I Am Not Your Negro (U.S./France/Belgium/ Switzerland), Director Raoul Peck
– I Called Him Morgan (Sweden/U.S.), Director Kasper Collin
– Jewel’s Catch One (U.S.), Director C. Fitz
– Karl Marx City (U.S./Germany), Directors Petra Epperlein, Michael Tucker
– Kedi (Turkey/U.S./Germany), Director Ceyda Torun
– Keep Quiet (UK/Hungary), Directors Sam Blair, Joseph Martin
– KONELĪNE: our land beautiful, (Canada), Director Nettie Wild
– Magicians: Life in the Impossible (U.S.), Directors Christoph Baaden, Marcie Hume
– No Dress Code Required (Mexico), Director Cristina Herrera Bórquez
– Obit. (U.S.), Director Vanessa Gould
– Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan (U.S.), Directors Adam Schlesinger, Linda Saffire
– Take Me Home Huey (U.S.), Directors Alicia Brauns, Christine Steele
– The Turkish Way (Spain), Director Luis González
– Who’s Gonna Love Me Now? (Israel/UK), Directors Barak Heymann, Tomer Heymann, Alexander Bodin Saphir
– Wrestling Alligators (U.S.), Director Andrew Shea

After dark:

– Brimstone (Netherlands/Germany/France/ Belgium/Sweden/UK), Director Martin Koolhoven
– The Girl with All the Gifts (UK/U.S.), Director Colm McCarthy
– Under the Shadow (UK/Jordan/Qatar), Director Babak Anvari
– The Untamed (Mexico/Denmark/France/ Germany/Norway), Director Amat Escalante

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