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FESTIVALS Poland

Camerimage opens in new location

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Camerimage opens in new location

Now held in Bydgoszcz instead of Lodz, the cinematographers’ festival Plus Camerimage opened on Saturday, November 27. Running until December 4, this 18th edition has a line-up including hundreds of screenings and eight competitive sections. Also, as festival director Marek Zydowicz pointed out, almost all the films’ creators will be in attendance.

This year, Lifetime Achievement Awards will go to German DoP Michael Ballhaus (who has been nominated three times for an Oscar and has worked with Fassbinder and Scorsese) and renowned Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski.

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In official competition, 16 titles are vying for the Golden Frog. Highlights include UK director Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours [+see also:
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(lensed by DoPs Anthony Dod Mantle and Enrique Chediak); fellow Brit Mike Leigh’s Another Year [+see also:
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(Dick Pope); Buried [+see also:
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by Spain’s Rodrigo Cortés (Eduard Grau); Franco-Argentine director Gaspar Noé’s Enter the Void [+see also:
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(Benoît Debie); Submarino [+see also:
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by Denmark’s Thomas Vinterberg (Charlotte Bruus Christensen); and Skolimowski’s Essential Killing [+see also:
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(Adam Sikora).

The Polish Cinema Competition, whose jury comprises foreign directors and critics, includes six contenders: Marcin Wrona’s The Christening [+see also:
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(lensed by DoP Pawel Flis); Marek Lechki’s Erratum (Przemyslaw Kamiński); Jan Kidawa-Błoński’s Little Rose [+see also:
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(Piotr Wojtowicz); Przemysław Wojcieszek’s Made in Poland [+see also:
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(Jolanta Dylewska); Dorota Kędzierzawska’s Tomorrow Will Be Better (Artur Reinhart); and Jan Jakub Kolski’s Venice [+see also:
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(Reinhart), which is also in official competition.

For the first time this year, there will be a Cinematographers’ Debuts Competition and a Directors’ Debuts Competition. Among other events, the festival is also hosting retrospectives dedicated to two cinematographer-director duos: Holland’s Jos Stelling and Goert Giltay and US pair Darren Aronofsky and Matthew Libatique. Finally, the Krzysztof Kieslowski Award will be presented to actor Liam Neeson.

(Translated from French)

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