“Max Manus” at Hamptons International Film Festival

The Norwegian WWII resistance epic “Max Manus” will be screened at the 17th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival in New York October 8-12, 2009.

The Hamptons International Film Festival was founded to celebrate the Independent film – long, short, fiction and documentary – and to introduce a varied spectrum of international films and filmmakers to the audiences. The festival is committed to exhibiting films that express fresh voices and differing global perspectives, with the hope that these programs will enlighten audiences, provide invaluable exposure for filmmakers and present inspired entertainment for all.

The 17th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival will take place October 8 – 12, 2009 in Hamptons, Long Island- approximately 3 hours from New York City.

Scandinavian films have always thrived at the Hamptons International Film Festival, most recently in 2008 when the superlative Norwegian feature “Troubled Water” swept both the jury and Audience Awards for Best Narrative Feature. To celebrate all the popular and critical success Scandinavian films have achieved, the festival has carefully curated a selection of work from all the Nordic countries across all sections of the program “Spotlight on Scandinavian Cinema”.

Directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, “Max Manus” follows the exploits of the title character from the outbreak of World War II until the summer of peace in 1945. After fighting against the Russians during the Winter War in Finland, Max returns to a Norway occupied by the Germans. Soon he joins the active resistance movement and becomes one of the most important members of the so-called Oslo Gang led by Gunnar Sønsteby. Among other activities, they carry out spectacular raids against German ships in Oslo harbour, including the sinking of the slave ship Donau.

Screenings of “Max Manus”

Thursday, Oct 08, 5:00PM  UA East Hampton Theater 2

Friday, Oct 09, 5:00PM  UA East Hampton Theater 4

For tickets to the screenings, or packages and passes to the Hamptons International Film Festival, visit Hamptonsfilmfest.org

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