Palm Springs 2004
the occasion of this festival held in the Californian resort, we traditionnally
announce our first Special Prize of the year: that of the Best Film in
Foreign Language. In 2004, it was awarded to the Russian film The Return
(Vozvrashenie), directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev, previously winner of the
Venice Golden Lion.
Details of the prize
In Search of Paradise. Lucy Virgen comments
two films submitted to the Academy and to the Fipresci jury : the Islandic
Noi Albinoi and the Thailandese Last Life in the Universe.
Manipulation or Idealization of Oscar Pretentions. Branka
Sömen analyzes how some countries try to send to Oscar nominations
the films they think more suitable for the selection committee.
Mission: Not Impossible – Palm Springs Audiences.
Blanka Elekes Szentagotai describes why the festival achieves its mission
towards the local public.
The Latin American Debutantes in the Search for the Oscar.
Marcelo Janot comments the five Latin American debut features submitted
to the Academy.
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring. Sheila Benson
reviews KIm KI-duk latest film, official South Korean Oscar nomination.
The Return. Sheila Benson reviews the Russian winner
of the Golden Lion in Venice, awarded with the International Critics'
Prize in Palm Springs.