OCTOBER 13-20, 2022 | NewportBeachFilmFest.com | NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL 57 SPOTLIGHT FILMS UK Spotlight The Lost King In 2012, having been lost for over 500 years, the remains of King Richard III were discovered beneath a carpark in Leicester. The search had been orchestrated by an Edinburgh housewife, Philippa Langley, and the discovery was the culmination of years of obsessive research, during which she had faced the incomprehension of friends and family and the skepticism of experts and academics. THE LOST KING is the life-affirming true story of a woman who refused to be ignored, dismissed, and overlooked, who took on the couxqntry’s most eminent historians and forced them to think again about one of the most infamous kings in England’s history. Director: Stephen Frears Producer: Christine Langan, Dan Winch Writer: Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope Cast: Sally Hawkins, Steve Coogan, Harry Lloyd 2022 - United Kingdom UK Spotlight My Policeman The year is 1957 in the English seaside town of Brighton, situated south of London. Homosexuality is illegal, and openly gay people face prosecution and punishment. Schoolteacher Marion has found the perfect husband material in her best friend’s brother Tom, a secretly gay policeman. However, he is caught up in a forbidden affair with a local museum curator, Patrick. In the end, forced by the unfavorable political situation, Tom opts for a socially accepted make-believe relationship and marries Marion while leaving the true love of his life behind. An avalanche of consequences is set off when Patrick re-enters the picture forty years later, and Tom’s double life becomes exposed. Director: Michael Gerandage Producer: Greg Berlanti, Philip Herd, Cora Palfrey, Robbie Rogers, Sarah Schechter Writer: RonNyswaner, Bethan Roberts Cast: Harry Styles, Emma Corrin, Linus Roache 2022 - United States