The festival and film awards gala will not be held as in-person events this year, but honoree selections will recognize the year’s great performances, the Palm Springs Film Festival announced.
Mulligan stars in “Promising Young Woman” as Cassandra Thomas, who risks her life to avenge the death of her best friend. “This is a thrilling black comedy that tells an entertaining story of female power,” said festival chairman Harold Matzner. Mulligan received the festival’s breakthrough performance award in 2011.
Mulligan will next star opposite Bradley Cooper in Netflix’s “Maestro” and in “The Dig” opposite Ralph Fiennes.
Directed and written by Emerald Fennell, “Promising Young Woman,” from Focus Features, is the story of a young woman whose hopeful future is derailed by a mysterious event. She lives