Festivals, Screenings and Awards

Philippe Rousselot, AFC, ASC, discusses his vision of the profession
By François Reumont for the AFC

Camerimage 2018

Philippe Rousselot, AFC, ASC, took advantage of his stay in Poland to participate in a number of events and seminars concerning cinematography. The former assistant to Nestor Almendros has become one of the legends of cinematography in France and abroad (John Boorman’s The Emerald Forest, Stephen Frears’ Dangerous Liaisons, and Patrice Chéreau’s La Reine Margot). The most relaxed and informal of these events was definitely the free-flowing discussion he had with the many attendees who came to listen to his vision of the profession.

AFC Master Class 2018
By Richard Andry, AFC

Camerimage 2018

As every year for four years, the AFC gave, this Wednesday, November 14, a Master Class as part of the Festival Camerimage. As in previous years, the format of three cinematographers / speakers was preserved (each ½ hour) and in this year 2018, Céline Bozon, Gilles Porte and David Ungaro defended the colors of the AFC in front of a a large audience of young people, and under the leadership of Maestro Benjamin Bergery, Benjamin B, who, as usual, had studied and prepared his score well.

Camerimage ends on a cliffhanger

Camerimage 2018

In the middle of Camerimage’s closing ceremony, Marek Zydowicz, the director of the festival, suddenly announced that Camerimage 2018 would be the last Camerimage festival to be held in the Bydgoszcz. As a result of the mayor’s decision to cut the city’s funding of the festival from 2.5 million zlotys to 500,000 zlotys, Mr. Zydowicz has launched an international appeal to other cities that would welcome Camerimage 2019.

About the work of cinematographer Robbie Ryan, BSC, ISC, on Yórgos Lánthimos’ film “The Favourite”
"Dancing Queen", by François Reumont for the AFC

Les entretiens de Camerimage

In a deluge of wide-angle shots, Greek director Yórgos Lánthimos features a lesbian and Rock ‘n’ Roll version of Dangerous Liaisons at this year’s Camerimage Festival. A game of chess, of seduction, and of power between three women at the uppermost echelons of 1710 England. Natural lighting, fish-eye, and panoramic panning shots are on offer in this unusual historical picture, which is evocative of Barry Lindon for its use of natural lighting, the world of the theatre for its behind-closed-doors setting in a palace, and the world of music videos for its choice of lenses. The very Rock ‘n’ Roll cinematographer Robbie Ryan (a Rolling Stones pin affixed to his distressed blue jumper) participated in the traditional question-and-answer session following the end of the screening, just before midnight.

Cinematographer Linus Sandgren, FSF, discusses his work on Damien Chazelle’s “First Man”
"The Dark Side of the Moon", by François Reumont for the AFC

Les entretiens de Camerimage

Consciously very different than the traditional American hero saga, Damien Chazelle’s biopic First Man is intended to be intimate and sober and depicts the difficulties of a couple in the aftermath of the loss of their first child. Cinematographer Linus Sandgren, FSF, used a variety of different cinematographic techniques for each particular take on this film where he is again working with its young director, both of whom were Oscar winners for La La Land. Here, he discusses with us the slightly-less glamorous, but just as important, aspects of the making of this film. (FR)

Cinematographer Florian Hoffmeister, BSC, discusses his work on the TV series “The Terror”

Les entretiens de Camerimage

“The Terror” is a television series that lies somewhere between a historical study and a fantastic tale. It is an adaptation of Dan Simmons’ bestseller, which narrates the 1848 British expedition to the Arctic intended to locate the Northwest Passage. Both ships (the HMS Terror and Erebus) disappeared without a trace, providing the opportunity for Ridley Scott to explore a new variation on the theme he has been exploring since the first Alien movie, forty years ago. Florian Hoffmeister, BSC, was responsible for the cinematography on the series’ first episodes and therefore set the tone for the rest of the story, which is set in isolation between sea and ice. (FR)

Arri at Camerimage 2018

Nos associés à Camerimage

Once again this year, Arri will be a Camerimage Partner and will be in attendance with a stand showing off its products and latest innovations. A majority of its product managers will be in attendance, as well, along with Arri Munich’s management team and representatives from Arri Rental. Screenings, conferences, and workshops will round out their presence at the festival.

Canon at Camerimage 2018

Nos associés à Camerimage

Canon Poland and Canon Europe will be in attendance at Camerimage from 10-17 November 2018. As in previous years, Canon will host a stand and will organize two seminars with cinematographers during the week, two screenings, and a reception on Monday evening.

FilmLight at Camerimage 2018

Nos associés à Camerimage

FilmLight will present two conferences at Camerimage this year: the first will be on Postproduction for Cinematographers, from the Camera to the Monitor; the second, on the natural rendering of colours and textures in painting.

Panavision at Camerimage 2018

Nos associés à Camerimage

Panavision will once again be present at Camerimage as an Official Sponsor of the Festival and with its team at a stand at the Opera Nova. Two Panavision workshops will take place at Cinema Orzeł on Tuesday, 13 November.

Vantage at Camerimage 2018

Nos associés à Camerimage

A regular partner of the Camerimage Festival, Vantage has not planned a seminar this year, but will support Panasonic’s seminar with DoP Vanja Černjul and Imago’s panel discussion entitled “Focus on Diversity”. Vantage’s team will be in full attendance.

Interview with director and cinematographer Claire Pijman, NSC, about "Living the Light - Robby Müller"
"An artist diary", by François Reumont for the AFC

Les entretiens de Camerimage

Dutch cinematographer and director Claire Pijman’s touching and original documentary paints a portrait of cinematographer Robby Müller, NSC, the legendary partner of Wim Wender, Jim Jarmush, and Lars von Trier. The film was constructed from personal archival footage provided to the director by Robby Müller himself during the last years of his life. Because he was unable to express himself as a result of his illness, his testament to us is given via this filmed diary, shot with a Super 8. Many filmmakers share their memories of Müller during the film.

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