Newport Beach Film Festival To Showcase An Exclusive Screening Of Swedish Cinema

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. - April 25, 2018 - PRLog -- 19th Annual Festival Will Spotlight the Southern California Premiere of 'Ravens (Korparna)' Followed by a European Showcase Celebration

Newport Beach, Calif.(April 2018) – On Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 the 19th annual Newport Beach Film Festival presented by Pacific Sales will present its Swedish Spotlight, an evening celebration of Swedish cinema and culture. The event will feature the Southern California Premiere of the highly-acclaimed film, Ravens (Korparna),followed by a festive post-screening celebration.

Ravens (Korparna) portrays the strained relationship between a struggling farmer named Agnes (Reine Brynolfsson) and his teenage son named Klaus (Jacob Nordström). While Agnes attempts to deal with the harsh economic and emotional realities, his expectations of Klaus taking over his farm is disrupted by his son's own dreams that are far away from their rural home. As times continue to get harder, each of the family members' lives begin to change dramatically. Ravens (Korparna) is directed by Jens Assur with performances by Reine Brynolfsson, Peter Dalle, and Maria Heiskanen.

"The Festival continues a strong tradition of presenting the very best in Swedish cinema," stated Gregg Schwenk, CEO of the Newport Beach Film Festival. "Ravens (Korparna) was a hit at the Toronto and Rotterdam Film Festivals.  We are excited to have the Southern California Premiere."

The Spotlight film, Ravens (Korparna),will screen on Tuesday, May 1st at 7:15 pm at The Triangle (1870 Harbor Boulevard in Costa Mesa, CA 92627) with a post-screening celebration taking place at 9:30 p.m. at Time Nightclub (1875 Newport Blvd B245 Costa Mesa, CA 92627).

The evening will feature a hosted bar by Tito's Handmade Vodka, with signature tastings by top Orange County restaurants, multiple DJs and live entertainment.

The Swedish Spotlight is supported by The Consulate of Sweden – San Diego, The Swedish American Chambers of Commerce – Los Angeles and San Diego, Nordic Wonders, The Swedish Press, VASAand SWEA - OC and SWEA - LA.

Admission to the Swedish Spotlight film and the post-screening party is $45.00.

Post-screening party Only is $25.00/ Film screening Only is $20.00.

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About The Newport Beach Film Festival

Celebrated as one of the leading lifestyle film festivals in the United States, the Newport Beach Film Festival 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 19th annual Newport Beach Film Festival runs April 26 - May 3  and will spotlight over 350 films from around the world. The Newport Beach Film Festival presented by Pacific Sales, is sponsored in part by Tito's Handmade Vodka, Karma Automotive, Fashion Island, Compass Real Estate and the City of Newport Beach.

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