Oliver Hermanus’ “Living” will open the 30th Hamptons International Film Festival on October 7. The film, distributed by Sony Pictures Classics, follows a story of an ordinary man, reduced by years of oppressive office routine to a shadow existence, who at the eleventh hour makes a supreme effort to turn his dull life into something wonderful, and stars Bill Nighy, Aimee Lou Wood, Alex Sharp, and Tom Burke.
The festival also announced actress Stephanie Hsu, star of this year’s “Everything Everywhere All At Once” and known for her role as Mei in “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” will be honored with the 2022 Hamptons International Film Festival Breakthrough Artist Award. The award honors emerging talent within the arts, highlighting their rising career and outstanding work on stage and screen.
“We could not be more thrilled to continue highlighting the rising careers of talented young artists by honoring Stephanie Hsu with this year’s award,” said Anne Chaisson, Executive Director of HamptonsFilm. “It is an amazing honor that HIFF can give deserving performers a platform to showcase their talents and work here in the Hamptons.”
Centerpiece film “The Son,” directed by Florian Zeller, and Spotlight selection “The Banshees of Inisherin,” directed by Martin McDonagh, will also screen at this year’s event.
McDonagh is set to attend with his film and participate in an “A Conversation With…” discussion as part of the festival program. The 30th anniversary edition of the Hamptons International Film Festival will run as an expanded 10-day event from October 7 to 16.