A festival favorite at both the Cannes Film Festival and Hong Kong International Film Festival, Bends straddles the Hong Kong--Shenzhen border and tells the story of Anna, an affluent housewife and Fai, her chauffeur, and their unexpected friendship as they each negotiate the pressures of Hong Kong life and the city’s increasingly complex relationship to mainland China. Bends is directed by Flora Lau and stars: Carina Lau, Chen Kun and Tian Yuan. “The Festival continues a proud tradition of presenting the very best in Chinese Cinema.Bends is a beautiful and subtle film. We are extremely proud to have Bends as our 2014 Spotlight Film” stated Gregg Schwenk, CEO of the Newport Beach Film Festival.
The Spotlight film will screen on Monday April 28th, 2014 – 8:00pm at the Edwards Big Newport (300 Newport Center Drive in Newport Beach, CA 92660). The post-screening celebration will take place at the Pacific Rim Gala held at Jaguar/Land Rover Newport Beach (1540 Jamboree Road, Newport Beach, CA 92660).
The evening will include hosted bar by Tito’s Vodka and Stella Artois Beer, several top Orange County restaurants serving signature tastings, multiple DJs and live entertainment.
Admission to the Chinese Spotlight film and the post-screening party is $40.00.