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February 17 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:00 pm


Seven childhood friends with a lot of shared history and experiences, and a mutual death from their past, meet for dinner to watch a rare lunar eclipse. Their standard bourgeois encounter takes an unexpected turn when they start playing a game that’ll change the course of their lives forever: each text message, call, or notification they receive on their phones – is revealed for all to see. Betrayals, lies, secrets and unresolved issues dating back 20 years simmer to the surface and put their long-standing friendships to the test.

The 2016 Italian film PERFCT STRANGERS, directed by Paolo Genovese, inevitably caused chaos, revealing affairs, an accidental pregnancy and closeted homosexuality. The film made more than $30m worldwide; its screenplay won a prize at the Tribeca Film Festival. It has since been remade in more than 20 countries.  This is 2023 recent updated version from Israel.

Genre:  Comedy
Running Time: 95 min
Country: Israel
Language: Hebrew w/English subtitles
Premiere:  West Coast
Director: Lior Ashkenazi
Writers: Noa Erenberg | Galit Hoogi
Producers: Maya Amsellem | Moshe Edery | Iftach Gabay | Sharon Harel | Micky Rabinovitz
Composer: Daniel Salomon
Cinematographers: Ofer Inov | Yael Klopmann
Editor: Ron Omer
Casting Director: Chamutal Zerem (as Chamutal Zerem Castel)
Principal Cast:  Avi Greinik, Moran Atias, Rotem Abohav, Hanan Savyon, Yossi Marshak, Shira Naor, Guy Amir
Distributor:  Go To Films
Trailer:  https://youtu.be/H0BtIzP5DzY


February 17
10:00 am to approx. 12:00 pm
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Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm Springs Cultural Center
2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States


Desert Film Society
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