‘Joker’ cinematographer wins top prize at Camerimage

Screen | 11/18/2019 | Staff
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Joker cinematographer Lawrence Sher won the Golden Frog at Poland’s EnergaCamerimage International Film Festival on Saturday (November 16).

The box-office hit, starring Joaquin Phoenix and directed by Todd Phillips, also won the audience award at the festival, which returned to Torun, Poland.

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The Silver Frog went to cinematographer César Charlone for his work on Fernando Meirelles’ The Two Popes, while Vladimír Smutný won the Bronze Frog for Vaclav Marhoul’s The Painted Bird.

Second World War drama The Painted Bird, which is the Czech Republic’s Oscar entry for the International Feature category, also won the Fipresci Award.

Edition - Festival - Attendees - Cinematographers - Countries

The 27th edition of the festival recorded more than 4,500 attendees, 750 of those cinematographers from 75 countries, and screened 188 films.

The closing ceremony proved a star-driven event, with prizes handed out to Quentin Tarantino, Edward Norton and Richard Gere.

Tarantino - Duo - Award - Robert - Richardson

Tarantino received the director-cinematographer duo award alongside Robert Richardson, his director of photography on five films, including Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Tarantino compared their relationship to a marriage and recalled how he wanted to order monogrammed towels when they first started working together on Kill Bill: Vol 1, before attributing his visual sophistication to Richardson.

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