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Swedish Spotlight- Ravens A young boy, whose aspirations lie away from the family farm, tries to take a stand against his father, who extols the virtues of toil and sacrifice. As their conflict butts up against challenging economic and emotional realities, the lives of all family members, are profoundly altered. Film Only Ticket: $20 EUROPEAN SHOWCASE CELEBRATION Please join us for the Newport Beach Film Festival’s European Showcase Celebration, honoring the best in European filmmaking. Hosted by Time Nightclub…Find out more »
Italian Spotlight- Wife and Husband A neurosurgeon and an ambitious television host find their marriage crumbling, grasping at straws to stay together. But after an incredible experiment switches their bodies, they're in for more than they bargained for. Now they must see things from their spouse's point of view and live out their days in the other's shoes, quite literally. While trying to switch back, they find the reasons that have led to their mediocre love life, and try to…Find out more »
German Spotlight- My Blind Date With Life As his vision fades from perfection to nearly blind as a teenager, a young man is bombarded by people who attempt to deter him from his dreams. But with much determination, and a sly best friend, he manages to fool the world and get an impossible apprenticeship at the fanciest hotel in Munich. His carefully formed façade begins to crumble when he falls in love with a young woman, who may put the…Find out more »
French Spotlight- Custody A brutal divorce separates an abusive man from his children and a year later, he returns determined to get shared custody of his son. Now caught in the center of an intense custody battle, the 11-year-old boy fights to ensure he never has to see the man again. Unfortunately, his mother has never filed a complaint against her ex-husband, a fact that could lead to her downfall as the man plays the part of a kind and…Find out more »