Fest Brief

Philip Haas’ “The Situation” has been slated to open the 14th Hamptons Film Festival.

Pic, set in present-day Iraq, is about a CIA operative, an American journalist and an Iraqi photographer. Connie Nielsen, Damian Lewis and Mido Hamada star.

Other competition highlights at the 14th Hamptons fest, running Oct. 18-22, include Sven Taddicken’s “Emma’s Bliss,” Benjamin Niles’ docu “Note by Note” and Hugo Latulippe and Francois Prevost’s “What Remains of Us.”

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