'The Butler,' 'Inside Llewyn Davis,' '12 Years a Slave' to Screen at Camerimage Festival

4:02 AM PST 10/29/2013 by Scott Roxborough
"The Butler" cinematographer Andrew Dunn is among the cameramen in Camerimage competition this year.

The world's leading festival honoring the art of cinematography kicks off in Bydgoszcz, Poland, on Nov. 16.

The lensers of Cannes Competition entries Inside Llewyn Davis, Nebraska and Heli will join such award season hopefuls as The Butler, 12 Years a Slave and Rush at the 21st edition of Poland's Camerimage festival, the world's leading film fest dedicated to the art of cinematography.

Such acclaimed cinematographers as Bruno Delbonnel (Inside Llewyn Davis), Phedon Papamichael (Nebraska), Lorenzo Hagerman (Heli), Andrew Dunn (The Butler), Sean Bobbitt (12 Years a Slave) and Anthony Dod Mantle (Rush) will see their work screened in this year's Camerimage competition line-up, announced Tuesday.

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Other titles include Agnieszka Holland's Burning Bush, featuring cinematographer Martin Strba; Edgar Reitz's Home from Home, lensed by Gernot Roll; Argentine drama Paradise for the Damned, shot by Sol Lopatin; Concrete Night, featuring the work of Finnish cameraman Peter Flinckenberg, and Rainer Klausmann's lensing of Thomas Imbach's Mary Queen of Scots.

The local Polish cinematographers among this year's Camerimage line-up include Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lenczewski, who shot Pawel Pawlikowski's Ida; Pawel Dyllus, cameraman on Life Feels Good from director Maciej Pieprzyca; and Jerzy Palacz, whose work on the Gustav Deutsch-directed Shirley:Visions of Reality will screen in Bydgoszcz.

The 21st Camerimage festival runs Nov. 16 to 23. Actor John Turturro will be honored with the festival's actor/director achievement honor, Oscar-winning production designer Rick Carter (Avatar) will receive the Camerimage production design award, and the festival will give its award for outstanding achievements in documentary filmmaking prize to cinematographer Joan Churchill (Shut Up & Sing, Kurt & Courtney).
 

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