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Plus Camerimage focuses on cinematographers

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Plus Camerimage focuses on cinematographers

Fifteen feature films will battle over the Golden Frog of the official competition of the Plus Camerimage festival, an international event dedicated to directors of photography which starts tomorrow in Bydgoszcz.

Among the titles in the running until December 3, those that stand out include Le Havre [+see also:
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interview: Aki Kaurismäki
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by Finland's Aki Kaurismäki (director of photography : Timo Salminen), Melancholia [+see also:
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interview: Lars von Trier
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by Denmark's Lars von Trier (Manuel Alberto Claro) and four British productions : Steve McQueen's Shame [+see also:
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(Sean Bobbitt), Lynne Ramsay's We Need To Talk About Kevin [+see also:
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interview: Lynne Ramsay
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(Seamus McGarvey), Andrea Arnold's Wuthering Heighs [+see also:
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interview: Andrea Arnold
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(Robbie Ryan), Ralph Fiennes's Coriolanus [+see also:
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(Barry Ackroyd) and Tomas Alfredson's Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy [+see also:
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(Hoyte van Hoytema). Also worth noting are Three [+see also:
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by Germany's Tom Tykwer (Frank Griebe) and another Danish film: Nothing's All Bad by Mikkel Munch-Fals (Eric Kress).

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Polish productions and co-productions will also be present, with Wojciech Smarzowski's Rose [+see also:
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(Piotr Sobocinski Jr.), Agnieszka Holland's In Darkness (Jolanta Dylewska), Paula Markovitch's The Prize [+see also:
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(Wojciech Staron) and Bruegel, Le Moulin et la Croix [+see also:
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making of
interview: Lech Majewski
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by Lech J. Majewski (who shared direction of photography with Adam Sikora).

Seven other competitive sections feature in the festival's programme, notably for student films, long and short documentaries, as well as for directing and director of photography debuts. Worth noting that a competition reserved for Polish cinema will present eight recent titles, including Antoni Krauze's Black Thursday (images by Jacek Petrycki), Feliks Falk's Joanna [+see also:
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(Piotr Liskowski), Jan Komasa's Suicide room [+see also:
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interview: Jakub Gierszal - Shooting S…
interview: Jan Komasa
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(Radoslaw Ladczuk), Greg Zglinski's Courage (Witold Plociennik) and Bartosz Konopka's Fear of Falling (Piotr Niemyjski).

Awards for lifetime achievements will be given to Australian director of photography John Seale and to famous Polish filmmaker Andrzej Wajda who will be doubly celebrated, since Plus Camerimage will also mark the 10th anniversary of the film school he founded together with Wojciech Marczewski, the Andrzej Wajda Master School.

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(Translated from French)

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