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Camerimage celebrates cinematographers

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- 14 films compete for the Golden Frog and a new competitive section opens for 3D films for a 21st edition welcoming many prominent guests

Camerimage celebrates cinematographers
Ida by Pawel Pawlikowski

The 21st edition of the Plus Camerimage Festival, which began in Bydgoszcz last Saturday, will offer an extremely rich programme until November 23. Celebrating the image, the event opened by the British coproduction Saving Mr. Banks by John Lee Hancock (cinematography: John Schwartzman) will welcome filmmakers Woody Allen, Agnieszka Holland, Jos Stelling and John Turturro, and cinematographers Sean Bobbitt, Bruno Delbonnel, Phedon Papamichael, Michael Seresin, Jost Vacano, Denis Lenoir and Vittorio Storaro, but also over 700 cinema students from around the world.

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14 features are competing for the Golden Frog, including two Polish films: Ida [+see also:
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interview: Pawel Pawlikowski
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by Pawel Pawlikowski (cinematographer: Lukasz Zal) and Life Feels Good [+see also:
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by Maciej Pieprzyca (cinematographer: Pawel Dyllus). Poland is also represented in the official competition by Agnieszka Holland (read the interview) with Czech film Burning Bush (cinematographer: Martin Strba) and cinematographer Jerzy Palacz who worked on the Austrian film Shirley - Visions of Reality by Gustav Deutsch.

Amongst the other competing titles Concrete Night [+see also:
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by Finnish director Pirjo Honkasalo (cinematographer: Peter Flinckenberg) stands out, as well as the laureate from Cannes Heli [+see also:
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by Mexican director Amat Escalante (coproduced by the Netherlands, France and Germany - cinematographer: Lorenzo Hagerman), Home from Home - Chronicle of a Vision [+see also:
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by German director Edgar Reitz (cinematographer: Gernot Roll), Mary Queen of Scots [+see also:
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by Swiss filmmaker Thomas Imbach (cinematographer: Rainer Klausmann), the American-British feature Twelve Years a Slave by British genius Steve McQueen (cinematographer: Sean Bobbitt), the American-French coproduction Inside Llewyn Davis by brothers Ethan and Joel Coen (also rewarded in Cannes - cinematographer: Bruno Delbonnel) and the American-German-British film Rush [+see also:
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by Ron Howard (cinematographer: Anthony Dod Mantle).

A competitive section for 3D films is the main novelty of this edition of Camerimage in order to discuss the future of this technology and its development perspectives, according to the organisers. The British coproductions Life of Pi and Gravity were selected, as well as Pina [+see also:
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by German director Wim Wenders (images: Hélene Louvart) and Cave of Forgotten Dreams by his compatriot Werner Herzog (images: Peter Zeitlinger).

It is also worth noting that the Special Prize for Lifetime Achievements will this year celebrate the career of Slawomir Idziak, cinematographer of Wajda, Zanussi and Kieslowski, who also worked on blockbusters such as Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix [+see also:
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). Finally, the Camerimage Market takes place alongside the Festival allowing manufacturers to present their most sophisticated new equipment.

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(Translated from French)

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