“Joker” cinematographer Lawrence Sher’s bid, together with director Todd Phillips, to attempt one thing “even perhaps a bit suave” received large Saturday in Torun, Poland as he took the highest prize on the EnergaCamerimage Intl. Movie Pageant.
The Golden Frog for cinematography, together with the viewers prize, went to his work filming Joaquin Phoenix at nighttime origin story of Batman’s nemesis for its “dystopian storytelling” that “challenges us and unsettles us,” the jury mentioned.
Sher quipped that such a gritty movie from “the fellows who made ‘The Hangover’ isn’t all the time anticipated.”
The fest wrapped in its new residence, the historic metropolis the place it was first launched 27 years in the past, after screenings of 188 movies, most judged by a few of 48 jurors in 10 competitors classes.
The filming of cinematographer Cesar Charlone in Fernando Meirelles’ portrait of rivalry throughout the Vatican, “The Two Popes,” received the Silver Frog, whereas Vladimir Smutny’s “beautiful black and white images” in conflict story “The Painted Chook,” directed by Vaclav Marhoul, received the Bronze Frog.
The star-studded Camerimage closing gala was marked by emotional feedback from each lifetime achievement winner John Bailey and the performer whose profession he helped kind, Richard Gere, who was introduced with the fest’s particular award to an actor.
Citing their work collectively in 1978’s “Days of Heaven,” the Terrence Malick movie on which Bailey was a digicam operator, the veteran DP praised Gere for his “large work” on display and likewise “supporting human rights and civil rights around the globe.”
Quentin Tarantino and his DP on 5 movies, together with “As soon as Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Robert Richardson, have been honored with the Camerimage director-cinematographer duo award, prompting Tarantino to thank his filming companion “from the underside of my black coronary heart” for lending his work “a visible sophistication I couldn’t even dream of attaining myself.”
Richardson responded by dubbing Tarantino a director whose “mind is fucking on hearth,” including, “Quentin, I really like you.”
The winner of the Krzysztof Kieslowski award, Edward Norton, at Camerimage to display “Motherless Brooklyn” in competitors, additionally gave heartfelt thanks, noting that being given a prize named for a filmmaker he lengthy admired was a fantastic honor. Kieslowski’s movies had taught Norton as a younger “movie geek” that cinema was “a worldwide artwork,” not an “American popcorn expertise,” he mentioned, together with the significance of asking “what it means to be human and confront ethical problem.”
The Camerimage docu function prize, for the filming and directing of Luke Lorentzen on “Midnight Household,” honored his “gripping depiction of a household struggling to outlive” within the story of Mexican ambulance operators working beneath excessive duress.
The docudrama Golden Frog, for Holocaust love story “Marek Edelman… and There Was Love within the Ghetto,” went to cinematographers Jakub Kijowski and Jolanta Dylewska, the latter additionally directing, for “artfully mixing previous and current” in a narrative of “love, hope and braveness” within the “cruelest circumstances.”
The fest’s Polish movie winner, “Mister T.” lensed by Artur Bajerski and directed by Marcin Krzysztalowicz, was lauded for the “good visualization of a Kafka story primarily based on historic info.” The movie, a couple of Polish language tutor dwelling in Warsaw beneath Stalinist Soviet rule, takes on the query of survival for artists beneath oppression.
Most important Competitors
Cinematography Golden Frog – Lawrence Sher – “Joker”
Cinematography Silver Frog – Cesar Charlone – “The Two Popes”
Cinematography Bronze Frog – Vladimir Smutny – “The Painted Chook”
Viewers award – “Joker”
Polish movie – “Mister T.” – Cinematographer Artur Bajerski; director Marcin Krzysztalowicz
Function Golden Frog – “Midnight Household” Cinematographer/director Luke Lorentzen
Docudrama Golden Frog – “Marek Edelman… and There Was Love within the Ghetto”
Cinematographer Jakub Kijowski, Jolanta Dylewska; director Jolanta Dylewska
Documentary brief – “Kamali” – Cinematographer Jake Gabbay; director Sasha Rainbow
Particular Point out – “Oneself” – Cinematographer Christiaan van Leeuwen; director Carolien van Maaswaal
TV Pilot – “Euphoria” – Cinematographer Marcell Rev; director Augustine Frizzell
Director Debut – “Pacified” – Cinematographer Laura Merians; director Paxton Winters
Cinematographer Debut – “Pacified” – Cinematographer Laura Merians; director Paxton Winters
Music Video – James Massiah – “Pure Born Killer (Journey for Me)” – Cinematographer Mauro Chiarello; director Ian Pons Jewell
Cinematography in a Music Video – Jon Hopkins “Singularity” – Cinematographer Khalid Mohtaseb; director Seb Edwards
Golden Tadpole – “Lefty/Righty” – Cinematographer Alfonso Herrera Salcedo; director Max Walker-Silverman
NYU – Tisch College of the Arts
Silver Tadpole – “Mariam and Natan” – Cinematographer David Bajerski; director David Bajerski
Lodz Movie College
Bronze Tadpole – “The Final Youngsters in Paradise” – Cinematographer Felix Pflieger; director Anna Curler
Hochschule für Fernsehen und Movie
“The Painted Chook” – Cinematographer Vladimir Smutny; director Vaclav Marhoul