15th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival – French Spotlight

The 15th annual Newport Beach Film Festival runs April 24th – May 1st, 2014 and will spotlight over 300 films from around the world.

On Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 the 15th annual Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) will present its French Spotlight, an evening celebration of French cinema and culture. French Spotlight Event to Feature the Regional Premiere of ‘Attila Marcel’ Followed by a Celebration of French Culture, Fashion, and Music Newport Beach, Calif.  The event will feature the regional premiere of the award-winning film, Attila Marcel, followed by a festive post-screening gala. The Festival continues a proud tradition of presenting the very best in contemporary French cinema.

With Attila Marcel, Director Sylvain Chomet (The Triplets of BellevilleThe Illusionist) has crafted a wonderful French comedy” stated Gregg Schwenk, CEO Newport Beach Film Festival. Attila Marcel (2013, Comedy, France, 102 minutes) is a touching, whimsical, story of a 33-year-old piano virtuoso, Paul (Guillaume Gouix), who has been living with his controlling aunts (Bernadette Lafont and Hélène Vincent) since the death of his parents.  Mute since that tragic incident, Paul lives a solitary life, playing the piano mostly for the amusement of his aunts and their odd friends. When he accidentally stumbles into the apartment woman named Madame Proust (Anne Le Ny), the two begin a journey to delve into Paul’s memories and uncover his past. The French Spotlight NBFF 2014

The French Spotlight film will screen on: Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 at 7:30pm at Edwards Big Newport 300 Newport Center Drive  Newport Beach, CA 92660

The post-screening celebration will take place at Via Lido Plaza 3459 Via Lido, Newport Beach, CA 92663 Admission to the French Spotlight film Screening and the post-party is $40.00.

The evening will include several of Orange County’s top restaurants serving signature tastings, multiple DJs, live entertainment, hosted bar by Stella Artois and Tito’s Vodka and a special performance by Orange County Aerial Arts. Select retail partners will offer special in-store promotions and entertainment. Diptyque Paris will be the official gift sponsor for the 2014 French Spotlight Screening. NBFF Gifts

More About The Newport Beach Film Festival: Celebrated as one of the leading film festivals in the United States, the Newport Beach Film Festival has evolved into a prestigious multicultural event, attracting over 53,000 attendees to Southern California. Committed to enlightening the public with a first-class international film program, a forum for cultural understanding and enriching educational opportunities, the Festival focuses on showcasing a fresh and diverse collection of studio and independent films from around the globe.

Located along the pristine Orange County coastline, the Newport Beach Film Festival offers attendees an optimal setting to experience filmmaking at its best. With its action-packed slate of film screenings, red carpet galas, international spotlights, nightly receptions, compelling conversations with filmmakers, fashion shows, music performances, and industry seminars, the Newport Beach Film Festival has quickly gained recognition among filmmakers and audiences worldwide.  

The Newport Beach Film Festival French Spotlight is supported by: The French District, Alliance Française de San Diego, San Diego French American Chamber of Commerce, Alliance Française de la Riviera Californienne, French A L.A Carte! , French Morning, France-Amerique, La Accueil, La Petite Ecole Francaise and the Consulate-General of France Los Angeles.


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