On Tuesday, April 30th, the 14th annual Newport Beach Film Festival will present its Swedish Spotlight, an evening celebration of Swedish cinema and culture.
The event will feature the regional premiere of the highly-acclaimed thriller, “The Hypnotist“ (Hypnotisören, 2012) followed by a festive post screening gala. ”The Hypnotist,” based on the international best-seller, was Sweden’s foreign Oscar submission for 2012. Director Lasse Hallström, crafts a dark detective film in which a police officer attempts to use a hypnotist to solve a series of bloody murders. The story centers on Joona Linna (Tobias Zilliacus) as the lonely cop tasked to solve a multiple murder with one barely alive survivor – a young boy called Josef (Jonatan Bökman). Linna calls in criminal hypnotist and psychologist Erik (Mikael Persbrandt) who has a few problems of his own.
The evening will include several top Orange County restaurants serving signature tastings, multiple DJs, live entertainment and a special performance by Orange County Aerial Arts. Select Fashion Island retail partners will offer special in-store promotions and entertainment.
The Swedish Spotlight is supported by the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce – Los Angeles, SWEA Los Angeles, SWEA Orange County, UCLA Scandinavian Section, the Consulate General of Sweden – San Diego and the Consulate General of Sweden – San Francisco.
Admission to the Swedish Spotlight film and the post-screening party is priced at $40. For our newsletter subscribers, we offer a $5 discount off your ticket if you use the promotion code SACCLA when purchasing your ticket. This promotion code can be used up until the day of the event. For ticket information and updates visit www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com.