17th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival – To Showcase an exclusive screening of French Cinema
French Spotlight Event to Feature the Regional Premiere of Too Close To Our Son (Au Plus Près Du Soleil), Followed by a Celebration of French Culture, Fashion, and Music
NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 2016 – On Tuesday, April 26th 2016 the 17th annual Newport Beach Film Festival will present its French Spotlight, an evening celebration of French cinema and culture. The event will feature the regional premiere of the award-winning film, Too Close To Our Son (Au Plus Près Du Soleil), followed by a festive post-screening gala.
The film centers on two magistrates, a female judge and her husband advocate who are foster parents of a young teen whose biological mother is in feud with the female judge, and at the same time in an affair with the advocate. Too Close To Our Son is directed by Yves Angelo and co-written by Yves Angelo, François Dupeyron and Gilles Legrand with performances by Sylvie Testud, Grégory Gadebois, Mathilde Bisson and Zacharie Chasseriaud.
“The Festival continues a proud tradition of presenting the very best in contemporary French cinema. Too Close To Our Son director Yves Angelo has constructed a complex psychological noir with stunning performances by Mathilde Bisson and Sylvie Testud,” stated Gregg Schwenk, CEO Newport Beach Film Festival.
Too Close To Our Son (Au Plus Près Du Soleil) (In French with English subtitles.) will screen on Tuesday, April 26th 2016 at 8:00 p.m. at Starlight Triangle Cinemas (1870 Harbor Boulevard in Costa Mesa, CA 92627). The post-screening celebration will take place at 10:00 p.m. at Design Within Reach – SOCO (3303 Hyland Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92626). The evening will include several of Orange County’s top restaurants serving signature tastings, multiple DJs, live entertainment, a special performance by Orange County Aerial Arts, hosted bar by Stella Artois Beer, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.
The Newport Beach Film Festival French Spotlight is supported by Design Within Reach, TV5MONDE, Diptyque Paris, The French District, Alliance Française of Orange County, The French American Chamber of Commerce – Los Angeles, French Morning, French A L.A Carte and France-Amérique.
Use the promo code with the FACC Los Angeles FRENCHNBFF and get a $5 discount
Admission to the French Spotlight film and the post party is $45.00.
Post-screening party only is $25.00/ Film screening only is $20.00.
For ticket information and updates visit www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com