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DARK FORTUNE /Finisteres gluck’ (Switzerland)

December 9, 2017 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm


DARK FORTUNE is the prize-winning adaptation of Lukas Hartmann’s novel about the aftershocks of a family tragedy.  In the midst of a heated argument their car crashes in a mountain tunnel where four out of five family members are killed, including both parents.  Only the youngest son survives, 8-year-old Yves.  Later that night, psychologist Eliane Hess receives an emergency summons to visit Yves in the hospital.  As she struggles to break the shocking news, the boy’s aunt and grandmother arrive to stake rival claims on custody.

Director|Screenwriter:  Stefan Haupt (The Circle)
Genre:  Drama/Suspense
Running Time:  113 minutes
Distributor:  Wide Management, Paris
Country:  Switzerland
Language: Swiss German w|English Subtitles
Rating: N|R
Starring:  Eleni Haupt, Noe Ricklin, Elisa Pluss, Chiara Carla Bar, Martin Hug

FESTIVALS: Film Festival Locarno, Switzerland; Internationales Fünf Seen Film Festival, Germany;  Shanghai International Film Festival, China; Berlin & Beyond Film Festival, San Francisco; Göteborg International Film, Sweden

AWARDS: Ecumenical Jury prize, Black Nights Film Festival, Tallinn, Estonia


“The material may be somber but the characters are engaging, the performances strong and the overall treatment elegant.” Hollywood Reporter


Official Website w|Trailer: http://www.darkfortune-film.com/index.html


December 9, 2017
10:00 am to approx. 12:30 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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