But all Russian and Belarusian movies were removed from the schedule after the invasion of Ukraine in late February.
Meanwhile, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner will be hitting the fest with their checkbook open.
Kushner, who has a new fund with $2 billion from the Saudis, is said to be looking to invest in either a studio or a production company. The couple was in L.A. recently for meetings and social gatherings including a dinner thrown by art dealer Larry Gagosian.
Vera Wang, Rebecca Moses, Nina Garcia and Robert Verdi all agree fashion needs to come back. Post-pandemic it’s time to dress up again. That was the consensus at the Rising Star Awards at Chelsea Piers.
Moses said, “I don’t think we became less fashionable during the pandemic, I just think our lives went through a dramatic change and we didn’t have to opportunity to really dress.”
Elle’s Garcia says to throw away the pandemic pants: “We are all craving to wear nicer clothes after the pandemic. Go out. Look our best. Burn all those sweatpants in a pile!”
Brad Kitkowski, owner of Isola restaurant on Shelter Island, has a new chef, Andrew Molen, whom he’s known for a decade.
The two first met when Molen was the chef at Sunset Beach, and Kitkowski was there for Sunday brunch.