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Russia comes out on top at Camerimage

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- Leviathan swipes the Grand Prix, while Krzysztof Skonieczny’s Hardkor Disko is victorious in the Polish section

Russia comes out on top at Camerimage
Leviathan by Andrey Zvyagintsev

The Official Competition jury of the 22nd edition of Camerimage, chaired by Roland Joffé, has awarded the top prize (the Golden Frog) to Leviathan [+see also:
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by Andrey Zvyagintsev, with the trophy going to its DoP, Mikhail Krichman. Russia really took pride of place on the awards list of this Polish event dedicated to cinematographers, as Alina Rudnitskaya’s Blood (cinematography by Yura Gautsel and Sergei Maksimov) also came out on top in the documentary category.

The Silver Frog went to Omar by Dutch-Palestinian director Hany Abu-Assad (DoP Ehab Assal), while Mommy by Canada’s Xavier Dolan (cinematography by André Turpin) swiped the Bronze Frog.

In the Polish film section, the jury chaired by Caleb Deschanel chose to award Hardkor Disko [+see also:
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interview: Krzysztof Skonieczny
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by Krzysztof Skonieczny (DoP: Kacper Fertacz).

The prizes handed out to the best newcomers went to Danish director of photography Niels Thastum (for When Animals Dream [+see also:
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interview: Jonas Alexander Arnby
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by his fellow countryman Jonas Alexander Arnby) and to director Naji Abu Nowar for Theeb [+see also:
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interview: Naji Abu Nowar
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(cinematography by Wolfgang Thaler – a co-production involving Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and the United Kingdom).

The winners in the 3D film section were The Young and Prodigious TS Spivet [+see also:
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by French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet (DoP Thomas Hardmeier) and the documentary Beyond the Edge by New Zealand filmmaker Leanne Pooley (DoP Richard Bluck).

(Translated from French)

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