FESTIVALS: Camerimage 2019 Announces Competition Films

The Painted Bird by Václav Marhoul The Painted Bird by Václav Marhoul

WARSAW: The USA and Poland dominate the main competition of the Polish festival dedicated to the art of the cinematographer Camerimage, which will take place 9 – 16 November 2019 in Toruń.

The USA accounts for seven of the 13 films in competition. Poland’s two most famous directors, Agnieszka Holland and Roman Polanski, also get competition slots, working with Polish DoP’s Tomasz Naumiuk and Pawel Edelman.

The only other CEE entry is the Czech/Slovak/Ukrainian coproduction The Painted Bird directed by Vaclav Marhoul working with DoP Vladimir Smutny.  

The films in the main competition are:

Amundsen (Norway)
Directed by Espen Sandberg
DoP: Pal Ulvik Rokseth

Bolden (USA)
Directed by Dan Pritzker
DoP: Neal Norton

Ford v Ferrari (USA)
Directed by James Mangold
DoP: Phedon Papamichael

The Irishman (USA)
Directed by Martin Scorsese
DoP: Rodrigo Prieto

Joker (USA)
Directed by Todd Phillips
DoP: Lawrence Sher

The Last Black Man in San Francisco (USA)
Directed by Joel Talbot
DoP: Adam Newport-Berra

Motherless Brooklyn (USA)
Directed by Edward Norton
DoP: Dick Pope

Mr. Jones / Obywate Jones (Poland, Ukraine, UK)
Directed by Agnieszka Holland
DoP: Tomasz Naumiuk
Produced by Film Produkcja
Coproduced by the Polish Film Institute, the Ukrainian State Film Agency, Creative Scotland, BFI Film Fund

Never Look Away (Germany, Italy)
Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
DoP: Caleb Deschanel

An Officer and A Spy (France, Italy)
Directed by Roman Polanski
DoP: Pawel Edelman

The Painted Bird (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine)
Directed by Václav Marhoul
DoP: Vladimir Smutny
Produced by Silver Screen
Coproduced by the Czech Television, Directory Films, PubRes and RTVS
Supported by the Czech State Cinematography Fund, Creative Europe – MEDIA, the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and the Ukrainian State Film Agency

Shadow (Hong Kong, China)
Directed by Yimou Zhang
DoP: Xiaoding Zhao

The Two Popes (UK, Italy, Argentina, USA)
Directed by Fernanco Meirelles
DoP: Cesar Charlone