The 33rd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) announced this year’s juried award winners today. The festival, which was scheduled from January 6-17, 2022, was canceled based on the rise of Omicron COVID cases. The festival had planned to screen 127 films from 70 countries.
The film, starring Amir Jadidi in the story of a man who tries to convince a creditor to withdraw his complaint, picked up three awards from the festival by winning the Mozaik Bridging the Borders Award and earning a best actor prize for Jadidi and best screenplay prize for Farhadi. The latter two honors came in FIPRESCI international categories.
Tatiana Huezo’s Prayers for the Stolen was named best international film. The Mexican film — adapted from the novel by Jennifer Clement about three adolescent girls living in a town at war — also picked up the Ibero-American Award. Rounding out the FIPRESCI international category is Agathe Rouselle who won best actress for the French film Titane. Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s critically acclaimed animated film Flee continued a standout awards season by being named best documentary.