OCTOBER 13-20, 2022 | NewportBeachFilmFest.com | NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL 63 For Screening details please visit NewportBeachFilmFest.com Norwegian Spotlight Long Flat Balls “Broken Promises” To win back the love of his life, a charming car mechanic and a gang of soccer-mad friends embark on a madcap journey to the lawless East Bloc to correct a mistake of his past, risking life and prison in an ingenious booze smuggling scheme. Director: Harald Johan Zwart Producer: Veslemoey Ruud Zwart Writer: Paul Sparre Enger Cast: Petter Andreas Jorgensen, Kai Helge Hansen, Edgar Jan Fjell, Frode Lie, Anders Fast Fjell, Eirik Stener Tobiassen, Stine Bernitz, Kari Reinertsen, Stella Ruud Zwart 2022 - Norway Swedish Spotlight Food and Romance/TISDAGSKLUBBEN On the 40th anniversary of their wedding, Karin, who’s spent her life taking care of her husband and daughter, discovers that her husband Sten has been unfaithful. Her reality shattered and her heart broken, she decides to join a cooking class led by Henrik, a renowned chef. In the hot kitchen, among spices, amazing food, and friends old and new, Karin’s longlost passions are reborn, and she suddenly she finds herself in a position where she must re-evaluate her life and the choices she has made. Director: Annika Appelin Producer: Åsa Karlsson, Jessica Ask Writer: Anna Fredriksson Cast: Marie Richardson, Peter Stormare, Ida Engvoll, Björn Kjellman, Sussie Eriksson, Carina M Johansson, Maria Sid, Klas Wiljergard, Ramtin Parvaneh, Wilhelm Johansson 2022 - Sweden German Spotlight The Path / Der Pfad Inspired by true events, The Path tells the story of Rolf and his father, who find themselves stranded in southern France and on the run from Nazis. A young shepherd girl named Nuria offers to guide them along a secret path through the Pyrenees, but when Rolf’s father is arrested halfway through the journey, the girl, the boy, and their dog must navigate the perilous path alone. Director: Tobias Wiemann Producer: Daniel Ehrenberg Writer: Ruddier Bertram, Jytte-Merle Bohrnsen Cast: Julius Weckauf, Nonna Cardona, Volker Bruch, Anna Maria Muhe 2022 - Germany