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CAMERIMAGE 2017 MAIN COMPETITION LINE-UP!
Friday October 20th, 2017
The Main Competition with the Golden Frog Award has been the most important part of the Festival from its beginning. The Competition exists since 1993 i.e. since the first edition of the Festival. From the very beginning the idea behind the competition is to present the feature films where the image significantly contributes to the way a story is told. The visual value of these films results from the cooperation between a director and a cinematographer and the unusual sensitivity of the author of a film image. The Competition emphasizes the enormous contribution of the cinematographer to the film work.
The aim of the Main Competition is to present films with unique visual appeal which will then be evaluated by International Jury who will choose and award the authors of the best cinematography.
Also this year we will present the most interesting phenomena of world's cinematography, distinctive in terms of creative use of the image in film narration.
Polish title: Wendeta
Director: Martin Koolhoven
Cinematographer: Rogier Stoffers
Produced by: N279 Entertainment
Polish distributor: Monolith Films Sp. z o. o.
Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Sweden, UK, USA, 2016
Butcher, the Whore and the One-Eyed Man, The
Original title: A Hentes, a Kurva és a Félszemű
Director: János Szász
Cinematography: Tibor Máthé
Produced by: UNIO FILM
First They Killed My Father
Director: Angelina Jolie
Cinematographer: Anthony Dod Mantle
Cambodia, USA, 2017
Hochelaga, Land of Souls
Original title: Hochelaga, Terre des Âmes
Director: François Girard
Cinematographer: Nicolas Bolduc
Produced by: Max Films Productions
Director: Andrei Zvyagintsev
Cinematographer: Mikhail Krichman
Russia, France, 2017
This is only the beginning of a surreal nightmare for the young, naïve, and very impressionable woman. One thing’s for sure, either she’s going out of her mind, or this truly is hell.
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Cinematographer: Matthew Libatique
Produced by: Protozoa Pictures
Polish distributor: United International Pictures Sp. z o. o. (UIP Poland)
On Body and Soul
Director: Ildikó Enyedi
Cinematographer: Máté Herbai
Original title: Gorge Coeur Ventre
Director: Maud Alpi
Cinematographer: Jonathan Ricquebourg
Produced by: Mezzanine Films
The story is set in the 1920s in the Australian outback and unravels the myriad ways in which the British colonisers destroyed the lives, centuries-old traditions, and once-fertile land of the Aborigines. Whether the ‘blacks’ are kicked around by their white ‘masters’, made to bow their heads before their drunken ‘bosses’, or (of their own volition, of course) converted to the ‘good’ Christianity with smiles on their faces, one thing is certain: they have become slaves in their own continent. The film tells the tale of an old Aborigine, Sam Kelly, who after a tragic incident goes on the run with his wife, chased by a group of furious white lawmen. Their escape is at the same time a journey through the beautiful Aboriginal homelands and a summation of all the monstrosities that have happened on that blood-soaked soil. Among the people chasing them, there are men who are painfully aware of the tragedy of Australia’s native people, but they too share the guilt. Does Sam and his wife’s escape have any chance of succeeding?
Director: Warwick Thornton
Cinematographer: Dylan River, Warwick Thornton
Produced by: Bunya Productions
Polish distributor: Aurora Films
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Polish title: Trzy billboardy za Ebbing, Missouri
Director: Martin McDonagh
Cinematographer: Ben Davis
Produced by: Blueprint Pictures
Polish distributor: Imperial CinePix Sp. z o. o.
USA, UK, 2017
Director: Wojtek Smarzowski
Cinematographer: Piotr Sobociński Jr.
Photographer Jessica Miglio, © 2017 Gravier Productions, Inc.
Poetically photographed by Vittorio Storaro, Wonder Wheel is a powerful dramatic tale of passion, violence, and betrayal that plays out against the picturesque tableau of 1950s Coney Island.
Polish title: Na karuzeli życia
Director: Woody Allen
Cinematographer: Vittorio Storaro
Produced by: Gravier Productions, Inc.
Polish distributor: KINO ŚWIAT Sp. z o. o.
The United States, 1977. Ben is 12 years old and lives in Minnesota with his aunt. His mother recently died in a car crash. This was before she was able to reveal the identity of his father, leaving her son confused in a cruel and unforgiving world. One day, Ben is struck by lightning, which results in the loss of his hearing. But seconds before he discovers a clue to his father’s whereabouts. He escapes from the hospital and goes to New York on the adventure of a lifetime. The United States, 1927. Rose is deaf, she lives in New Jersey with her father in a beautiful house that does not give her any joy. Whenever she can, the girl goes to the movie theatre to escape from the troubles of life. She never knew her mother, though she has an idea about who she might be. She decides to verify her hunch, escapes from the confines of her father’s house, and goes to New York on an adventure. Two worlds separated by time, space, and aesthetics, though with one common element: youth. And youth can work true miracles when it is not bound by an adult’s imagination.
Director: Todd Haynes
Cinematographer: Ed Lachman
Produced by: Killer Films, FilmNation Entertainment, Cinetic Media, Picrow, Amazon Studios