Palm Springs Film Festival Honours Toni Erdman, Isabelle Huppert and More

The 28th annual Palm Springs Film Festival is just coming to a close in California, and the best and brightest are being honoured.

The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) had the opportunity to view the pool of titles in the running for the Best Foreign Film Academy Award. They chose German comedy/drama Toni Erdman as the winner of the Best Foreign Language Film of the Year for 2016. Toni Erdman is directed by Maren Ade and comes to the IFI from the 3rd of February 2017.

Recent Golden Globe winner Isabelle Hupert landed the prize for Best Actress in a Foreign Language Film for her role in Elle. It’s the long awaited new film from Dutch director Paul Verhoeven and will be at the IFI in March.

Gael Garcia Bernal was the recipient of the Best Actor in a Foreign Language Film for his role in Pablo Larraín’s Neruda , who also helmed Jackie opening this week (book tickets).

You can see the rest of the winners here.

New Voices/New Visions Award
White Sun (Nepal/U.S./Qatar/Netherlands), directed by Deepak Runiyar

The John Schlesinger Award
No Dress Code Required (Mexico), directed by Cristina Herrera Bórquez

Cine Latino Award
Neruda (Chile), directed by Pablo Larraín

HP Bridging the Borders Award
Mercenary (France), directed by Sacha Wolff


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