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Reinhart scoops Camerimage Golden Frog

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Considered to be one of the best Polish cinematographers, Artur Reinhart won the top prize in official competition on Saturday December 4 at the 18th Plus Camerimage. He was awarded the Golden Frog 2010 for his work on Jan Jakub Kolski’s Venice [+see also:
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, a film described by the jury as "accomplished, impressionistic, full of atmosphere and extremely well directed."

This is not the first statuette for Reinhart, who triumphed in 1994 with Dorota Kędzierzawska’s Crows and also picked up the title in the Polish Cinema category in 2005 for I Am by the same director.

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The Silver Frog went to DoP Mikhail Krichman for Russian director Aleksei Fedorchenko’s Silent Souls. He also nabbed the Osella Award for Best Technical Contribution at the latest Venice Mostra.

The third major winner at this year’s Camerimage held in Bydgoszcz is Spain’s Eduard Grau, who was awarded the Bronze Frog for his work on Rodrigo Cortés’s Buried [+see also:
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The Polish film competition crowned Jan Kidawa-Bloński’s Little Rose [+see also:
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, lensed by DoP Piotr Wojtowicz. The jury said this film tells "the most captivatingly profound story. The woman at its heart dramatises half a century of Polish history by simply being herself. The camerawork helps the plot along without distracting viewers with its technical prowess, but by leading them to fully experience what they are watching”.

To see the full prize list, click here.

(Translated from French)

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