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David Ungaro

David Ungaro, AFC, talks about his work on Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire’s "Black Flies"
"To Live and Die in Brooklyn", by François Reumont for the AFC

Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire and David Ungaro, AFC (French Society of Cinematographers), team up once again on Black Flies. A very realistic and desperate dive into the world of American paramedics. Shot mainly at night, in Brooklyn, this film brings together for the first time on screen the acting duo Sean Penn and Tye Sheridan. David talks to us about the city as its own character in the film, shooting in an emergency truck and his approach to scaling lighting on a set. (FR)
David Ungaro

Interview with cinematographer David Ungaro, AFC, regarding his work on Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire’s film “A Prayer Before Dawn”
Dancing in the Ring

For A Prayer Before Dawn, the latest film by Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire (author of the much remarked-upon 2008 film Johnny Mad Dog), David Ungaro, AFC, immersed himself into the universes of prisons and of Thai boxing. This powerful punch of a film is on the true story of Billy Moore, a young delinquent from Liverpool, who was imprisoned in Thailand’s Klong Prem prison for drug trafficking. Thai boxing gradually helped him to survive and get out of this hell alive... A look back on this film shot between Thailand and the Philippines, and which will be screened this year during Cannes’ Midnight Screenings. (FR)