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FESTIVALS Poland

Camerimage: the art of image

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- The event dedicated to cinematographers is screening 314 films and has awarded its Golden Frog lifetime achievement award to David Lynch

Camerimage: the art of image

The cinematographer-focused Festival Plus Camerimage, which opened on November 24 in Bydgoszcz, is screening 314 films over seven days and allowing the public to meet 400 cinematographers ands 500 other professionals from the international film industry. On the first evening, David Lynch (photo) received the Golden Frog lifetime achievement award, and the festival was opened by Chris Kenneally’s Side by Side, a documentary in homage to cinematic art compiled from interviews recorded two years ago at Camerimage by the filmmaker and his producer Keanu Reeves.

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In the official competition, the jury will have to choose between 15 films, including Tom Tykwer and the Wachowski brothersCloud Atlas (co-produced by the United States, Germany, and Singapore - images by Frank Griebe and John Toll), Roger Michell’s Hyde Park on Hudson [+see also:
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(images: Lol Crawley) and Rufus NorrisBroken [+see also:
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(images: Rob Hardy) from Great Britain, French filmmaker Leos CaraxHoly Motors [+see also:
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(images: Caroline Champetier and Yves Cape), and two films from Poland: Piotr Trzaskalski’s My Father’s Bike [+see also:
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(images: Piotr Sliskowski) and Marcin Krzysztalowicz’s Manhunt [+see also:
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(images: Arkadiusz Tomiak).

For the third year, ("to fill in the gap between the official competition and the one for student films," as stresses the festival’s director Marek Zydowicz) Camerimage has also offered two competitive sections for first films. The first is for directors with, among others, Miguel Angel JimenezChaika [+see also:
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and Piotr Mularuk’s Yuma [+see also:
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, while the second is for cinematographers, with notably Polish filmmaker Leszek Dawid’s You Are God [+see also:
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(images: Radek Ladczuk), Rolando Colla’s Italy-Switzerland co-production Summer Games (images: Lorenz Merz), and German filmmaker Toke Constantin Hebbeln’s Shores of Hope.

In the festival’s very rich programme, there will also be focuses on Irish and Lithuanian cinema, a European Panorama (including Christian Petzold’s Barbara [+see also:
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, Maru Solores’ Camera Obscura, Kristina Nikolova’s Faith Love and Whiskey, and Andre van Duren’s The Gang of Oss), as well as a new section titled "Remembering the Masters".

(Translated from French)

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