The Palm Springs International Film Festival, which runs from Jan. 3 to 13, will offer a special program focusing on Canadian cinema.

“We’ve selected Canadian films for a special focus at this year’s festival for many reasons, not the least of which is the wealth of talent emerging from its relatively small, indigenous film industry, and the depth and richness of story and character portrayal its films exemplify,” festival director Darryl Macdonald said.

The festival’s Spotlight on Canadian Cinema will include a Canadian Film Day, sponsored by Telefilm Canada, and a program of 12 features. The lineup consists of Pilote’s The Auction; Peter Stebbings’ Empire of Dirt and Villeneuve’s Enemy, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Louise Archambault’s Gabrielle and more.

‘Enemy’ will have its US premiere on Jan 9th at 7:30 PM. Tickets on sale Dec 26th. More details here.