This event showcases over 350 films from across the globe and host a wide array of multicultural activities. Celebrated as Orange County’s premiere film event, the Newport Beach Film Festival attracts over 55,000 attendees from around the world who come together to experience the ultimate cinematic experience along the pristine coastline of Southern California.
This year in the European Showcase, the French Spotlight features:
(In French with English subtitles)
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.
“A magistrate investigating a fraud case discovers the woman is the biological mother of her adopted child. Instead of recusing herself, the magistrate pursues the case further. When her husband learns what she is doing, he plans to warn the woman.”
Screening Date: April 26, 2016
Theater: The Triangle1870 Harbor Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92627 United States 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
For French A L.A CArte readers use promo code: FRENCHNBFF for discount
Followed by a post-screening gala Celebration of French Culture, Fashion, and Music
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 and French A L.A Carte.
About The Newport Beach Film Festival
Celebrated as one of the leading lifestyle film festivals in the United States, the Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) seeks to bring to Orange County the best of classic and contemporary filmmaking from around the world. Committed to enlightening the public with a first-class international film program, a forum for cultural understanding and enriching educational opportunities, the NBFF focuses on showcasing a diverse collection of studio and independent films from around the globe. The 17th annual Newport Beach Film Festival runs April 21st – April 28th and will spotlight over 350 films from around the world.
Discover the full program of the Newport Beach Film Festival , here!