On Monday, April 29th, 2013 the 14th annual Newport Beach Film Festival will present its Asian Showcase, an evening celebration of Asian cinema and culture. The event will feature premiere screenings of acclaimed Asian films, followed by a festive post screening gala. Representing Japan, Korea and China, the Asian Showcase will give filmgoers an opportunity to experience Asian film and culture at its finest. The Asian Showcase will feature the Regional Premieres of Key of Life as the Japanese Spotlight, A Werewolf Boy as the Korean Spotlight, and One Mile Above as the Chinese Spotlight.
Key of Life is a highly comedic tale of a down-and-out actor who decides to take over someone else’s life — only to find himself filling the shoes of an elite assassin.
The mega-blockbuster from Korea, A Werewolf Boy, follows an elderly South Korean woman as she reflects on the time when her family took in a feral boy whose fierce loyalty resulted in a painful sacrifice. The film stars, Song Joong-Ki, Park Bo-young, and Yoo Yeon-seok.
The multi-award winning film, One Mile Above, is the inspiring and true tale of a young man who picks up his late brother’s challenge of cycling to the highest point in Tibet. The emotional power of the film is matched by the stunning beauty of the Tibetan landscape.
The Spotlight films will screen on Monday, April 29th, 2013 at the Edwards Big Newport, (300 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 9266).
Attendees can choose one of the three Showcase films and participate in the after gala event.
Newport Beach Film Festival – Asian Showcase – Monday, April 29, 2013
Edwards Big Newport, (300 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 9266)
7:15 p.m. – Key of Life (Kagi-Dorobo no Method) (2012, Japan, 128 min)
7:30 p.m. – A Werewolf Boy (Neuk-dae-so-nyeon) (2012, Korea, 122 min)
8:00 p.m. – One Mile Above (Kora) (2012, China, 90 min)
10:00 p.m. – Post Screening Gala (Fashion Island, Newport Beach)
The post-screening celebration will take place at the Koi Pond Courtyard in the center of Fashion Island. The event will included select tastings from top Orange County restaurants, traditional entertainment as well as multiple DJs. Hosted bar by Stella Artois Beer and Absolut Vodka. Select Fashion Island Retail Partners will offer special in-store promotions and entertainment. Admission to an Asian Showcase film and the post party is $40.00. For ticket and information and updates, go here.
One Mile Above (Kora) trailer
Key of Life (Kagi-Dorobo no Method) trailer
A Werewolf Boy (Neuk-dae-so-nyeon) trailer
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 14th annual Newport Beach Film Festival runs April 25th – May 2nd, 2013 and will spotlight over 300 films from around the world.