25-11-2009

FESTIVALS: Plus Camerimage

Plus Camerimage has announced its complete list of films and guests in advence of its opening on November 28, running through December 5 in Lodz,

The Plus Camerimage Festival programme this year will abound in a wide variety of riveting film
themes. The Festival's repertoire will include regular programme items such as Main
Competition, Polish Films Competition, Student Etudes Competition, workshops, seminars,
modern film equipment and technologies presentations as well as meetings with eminent
cinema personalities. As every year, attendees will be treated to the honorary laureates' oeuvre
and the European film industry achievements, including those of Poland. Within the section of
documentary films both short and feature length documentaries will be screened and will
compete in two categories, where the festival's as well as the patron's awards will be granted.
Music Videos Competition will present music videos from all over the world which have been
selected due to their visual and aesthetic values of an image.


OPENING CEREMONY OF THE FESTIVAL
Opening Ceremony of the Festival will take place on Saturday, November 28th, and will feature a
premiere screening of the film GET LOW with participation of the director Aaron Schneider, the
cinematographer David Boyd, the producer Dean Zanuck, representatives of Polish co-production
company, TVN: Dariusz Gąsiorowski and Justyna Pawlak as well as Polish executive producer,
Konrad Wojterkowski, who will introduce the movie to the audience. Furthermore, GET LOW will be
the first film screened within Plus Camerimage 2009 Main Competition.


THE FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHT
PRESENTATION OF FRANK GEHRY'S CONCEPT DESING
World famous American architect, an author of the design for Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao or Walt
Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, will visit the Festival and present his Concept Design for
Camerimage Łódź Center, a new festival and congress facility to be built in the New Łódź City Center,
next to the David Lynch Studio. Frank Gehry will present the design and together with the Festival
Director, Marek śydowicz, will ceremonially unveil the models of Camerimage Łódź Center - a unique
complex giving Plus Camerimage Festival an opportunity to concentrate all the elements of the Festival
programme in the one and only place!
MAIN COMPETITION


Main Competition: Over 200 films were submitted to the Competition. Eventually, seventeen films of high visual
values, produced in 2008 and 2009, were chosen to be screened. International Jury consisting of: Allan Starski
(production designer - Europa, Europe, Schindler's List, The Pianist, Oliver Twist), Dean Cundey
(cinematographer - Halloween, Back to the Future, Apollo 13, Jurassic Park), Anastas Michos (cinematographer
- Duplex, The Education of Little Tree, Man on the Moon, Mona Lisa Smile), Edward Lachman (cinematographer
- Erin Brockovich, Far from Heaven, I'm not there, The Virgin Suicides), Igor Luther (cinematographer - The Tin
Drum, Danton, Handmaid's Tale, Resolution 819) and Phil Meheux (cinematographer - Goldeneye, The Mask of
Zorro, Casino Royale, Edge of Darkness) will choose the winners of Bronze, Silver and Golden Frog - Grand Prix
of the Festival.


ABOUT ELLY
Cinematographer: Hossein Jafarian
Director: Asghar Farhadi
Country: Iran
BRIDE FLIGHT
Cinematographer: Piotr Kukla
Director: Ben Sombogaart
Country: Luxembourg, Netherlands
CRACKS
Cinematographer: John Mathieson
Director: Jordan Scott
Country: UK, Ireland
DARK HOUSE, THE
Cinematographer: Krzysztof Ptak
Director: Wojtek Smarzowski
Country: Poland
DEPARTURES
Cinematographer: Takeshi Hamada
Director: Yôjirô Takita
Country: Japan
GET LOW
Cinematographer: David Boyd
Director: Aaron Schneider
Country: USA
I, DON GIOVANI
Cinematographer: Vittorio Storaro
Director: Carlos Saura
Country: Italy, Austria, Spain
IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS, THE
Cinematographer: Nicola Pecorini
Director: Terry Gilliam
Country: France, Canada, UK
LEBANON
Cinematographer: Giora Bejach
Director: Samuel Maoz
Country: Germany, France, Israel, Lebanon
LETTERS TO FATHER JACOB
Cinematographer: Tuomo Hutri
Director: Klaus Härö
Country: Finland
LIFE IN ONE DAY
Cinematographer: Jasper Wolf
Director: Mark De Cloe
Country: Netherlands
OXYGEN
Cinematographer: Andrey Naydenov
Director: Ivan Vyrypaev
Country: Russia
POPE JOAN
Cinematographer: Tom Fährmann
Director: Sönke Wortmann
Country: Germany
PUBLIC ENEMIES
Cinematographer: Dante Spinotti
Director: Michael Mann
Country: USA
REVERSE
Cinematographer: Marcin Koszałka
Director: Borys Lankosz
Country: Poland
SAMSON AND DELILAH
Cinematographer: Warwick Thornton
Director: Warwick Thornton
Country: Australia
SINGLE MAN, A
Cinematographer: Eduard Grau
Director: Tom Ford
Country: USA
POLISH FILMS COMPETITION
Polish Films Competition under the patronage of Plus network operator: This section of PLUS
CAMERIMAGE will present 8 recent Polish films produced in 2009. During the Festival, selected movies will be
judged by members of an international Jury: Amy Vincent (cinematographer: Eve's Bayou, Hustle & Flow)
Bruno Delbonnel (cinematographer: Amelie, A Very Long Engagement), Tony Pierce-Roberts
(cinematographer: Howard's End, The Remains of the Day), Roberto Schaefer (cinematographer: Finding
Neverland, 007 Quantum of Solace), Umberto Rossi (film critic) and Frederick Elmes (cinematographer: Coffee
and Cigarettes, Night on Earth, Blue Velvet). Both the cinematographer and the director of the best Polish film will
be granted during the Closing Gala of the Festival. The aim of the competition is to confront our domestic
productions with the opinion of foreign artists, professionals and other experts.
DARK HOUSE, THE
Cinematographer: Krzysztof Ptak
Director: Wojtek Smarzowski
Country: Poland
GENERAL NIL
Cinematographer: Piotr Śliskowski
Director: Ryszard Bugajski
Country: Poland
I AM YOURS
Cinematographer: Szymon Lenkowski
Director: Mariusz Grzegorzek
Country: Poland
MY FLESH MY BLOOD
Cinematographer: Paweł Flis
Director: Marcin Wrona
Country: Poland
PIGGIES
Cinematographer: Petro Aleksowski
Director: Robert Gliński
Country: Germany, Poland
REVERSE
Cinematographer: Marcin Koszałka
Director: Borys Lankosz
Country: Poland
SNOW WHITE AND RUSSIAN RED
Cinematographer: Marian Prokop
Director: Xawery śuławski
Country: Poland
ZERO
Cinematographer: Arkadiusz Tomiak
Director: Paweł Borowski
Country: Poland

For more information, go to FNE press releases and festival pages.

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