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‘Shoplifters’ Takes Home Jury Prize at Palm Springs International Film Festival

‘Shoplifters’ Takes Home Jury Prize at Palm Springs International Film Festival

Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Japanese flick “Shoplifters” took the Palm Springs International Film Festival’s Best Foreign Language Film of the Year prize, when the jury award winners were announced at a luncheon at the Riviera Palm Springs on Saturday.

Among the other honorees were Marcello Fonte (“Dogman”) and Joanna Kulig (“Cold War”), who both won Fipresci Prize for Best Actor and Actress in a Foreign Language Film, respectively; “Sofia” (France/Qatar), which received the New Voices New Visions Award; “Ghost Fleet” (USA) which won the John Schlesinger Award; “Carmen & Lola” (Spain) which took the CV Cine Award; “Dead Pigs” (China) which earned the Ricky Jay Magic of Cinema Award; and “Eldorado” (Switzerland) the winner of the GoE Bridging The Borders Award. The Youth Jury Award went to “What Will People Say” (Norway/Germany/Sweden).

The 30th annual festival, held from Jan. 3-14, 2019, screened 226 films from 78 countries.

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