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Hamptons International Film Festival Announces ‘Youth’ as Southampton Opening Night Film

Hamptons International Film Festival Announces 'Youth' as Southampton Opening Night Film

The Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) announced
today they will celebrate their 23rd year with Paolo
Sorrentino’s “Youth” for the Southhampton Opening Night on Friday, October 9.

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The festival’s official synopsis reads: “Starring Academy Award winner
Michael Caine as Fred and Academy Award nominee Harvey Keitel as Mick, Paolo
Sorrentino’s ‘Youth’ explores the lifelong bond between two friends
vacationing in a luxury Swiss Alps lodge as they ponder retirement. While Fred
has no plans to resume his musical career despite the urging of his loving
daughter Lena (Rachel Weisz), Mick is intent on finishing
the screenplay for what may be his last important film for his muse Brenda
(Jane Fonda).”

The festival also announced its Views From Long Island
section, which will focus on local filmmakers, Long Island landscapes and its communities,
as well as this year’s Conflict & Resolution (C&R) program, highlighting
films that address the emotional and physical complications associated with war
and violence.

The 23rd Annual Hamptons International Film Festival will run over Columbus Day Weekend, October 8 – 12.

The full list of Views Long Island films and Conflict and Resolution
films can be seen below. 

Views From Long Island Films
“The Class Divide” (USA)
Directed by Marc Levin
World Premiere
“Harry & Snowman” (USA)
Directed by Ron Davis
New York Premiere
“How to Dance in Ohio” (USA)
Directed by Alexandra Shiva
New York Premiere
“When I Live My Life Over Again” (USA)
Directed by Robert Edwards
“Picturing Barbara Kruger” (USA)
Directed by Pippa Bianco
East Coast Premiere
Conflict and Resolution Films
“The Uncondemned” (USA)
Directed by Nick Louvel, Michele Mitchell
World Premiere
“The High Sun” (Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia)
Directed by Dalibor Matanic
US Premiere
“He Named Me Malala” (USA)
Directed by Davis Guggenheim
“Democrats” (Denmark)
Directed by Camilla Nielsson
“The Armor of Light” (USA)
Directed by Abigail Disney 
“Last Day of Freedom” (USA)
Directed by Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman
New York Premiere
“Kingdom of Garbage” (Iraq, UK, USA, Netherlands)
Directed by Yasir Kareem
“Plamen” (USA)
Directed by Dress Code
East Coast Premiere
“Take Me to the Moon” (China, Spain)
Directed by Enric Ribes and Oriol Martinez
North American Premiere

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