Magazine article Screen International

The Fencer', 'Last Cab to Darwin' Bookend PSIFF

Magazine article Screen International

The Fencer', 'Last Cab to Darwin' Bookend PSIFF

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The festival's closing night film on January 10 is the US premiere of Jeremy Sims' Last Cab To Darwin.

"The Fencer is the ideal opener for Palm Springs - not just because it is a beautifully made film, and a crowd-pleaser, but also because Finnish director Klaus Härö has become a festival favourite over the years," said artistic director Helen du Toit.

"We are equally excited to be wrapping the festival with the US premiere of Jeremy Sims' Last Cab To Darwin, a road movie/comedy set in the Australian outback and featuring the irresistible Michael Caton as a man who, while trying to expedite his own demise, finally learns how to live."

Top brass confirmed that the Talking Pictures programme will feature on-stage post-screening conversations with Amy director Asif Kapadia and Lily Tomlin discussing Grandma. …

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