Last Station, Lightkeepers to open/close Palm Springs

MUMBAI: Sony Pictures Classics‘ The Last Station will open the 21st Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) on 7 January and, ten days later, New Films International‘s The Lightkeepers will close the event.

Helen Mirren, who was nominated for a dramatic actress Golden Globe for her portrayal of Sofya Tolstoy in The Last Station will receive the Career Achievement Award at the awards gala on 5 January.

The Lightkeepers is a romantic comedy set in 1912 Cape Cod that stars Richard Dreyfuss, Blythe Danner, Tom Wisdom, Bruce Dern and Mamie Gummer.

Other films to be shown at the festival includes Michael Haneke‘s The White Ribbon, Giuseppe Tornatore‘s Baaria, Andre Téchiné‘s The Girl On The Train, Hirokazu Kore-eda‘s Air Doll, Carlos Carrera‘s Backyard, Rachid Bouchareb‘s London River and Ken Loach‘s Looking For Eric.

There are world premieres for Dark Resonance from Bangladesh, the US-Japan-Bahamas entry Dumbstruck. Expecting Mary, Is it Just Me? and Shoot The Hero from the US, the UK-Canada title The Making Of Plus One With Kate, Cate and George: The Story Of A Hollywood Nobody, and Paulista from Brazil.

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