Foreign Language Oscar Hopeful ‘Labyrinth of Lies’ Wins Palm Springs Audience Award

Nora Ephron film “Everything is Copy” also takes audience prize for Best Documentary

Germany’s hope for a Best Foreign-Language Oscar just got a feather in its cap, as “Labyrinth of Lies” won the MercedesBenz Audience Award from the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

“Lies,” directed by Giulio Ricciarelli, is based on true events exposing the government in covering up the crimes of Nazis during World War II. “Everything is Copy,” an emotional look at late Hollywood legend Nora Ephron took the audience prize for best documentary feature.

Runners up for the narrative feature include “1944,” “The Brand New Testament” and “The Carer Hungary.” Doc runner ups include  “Good American,”  “Made in Bangkok” and “Miss Sharon Jones!”

The festival was held from Jan. 1-11, and screened 180 films from 60 countries.

The Assassin,” which follows a beautiful and deadly woman on a mission in 9th century China, came out on top alongside India’s “Umrika,” which won the HP Bridging the Borders Awards.

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