12:00am PT by Carolyn Giardina
'The Shape of Water,' 'Battle of the Sexes' to Close Camerimage
Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water and Jonathan Dayton's and Valerie Faris' Battle of the Sexes will be presented at the closing gala of Camerimage.
Shape of Water cinematographer Dan Laustsen will be on hand to introduce del Toro's film during the 25th anniversary of the international cinematography festival, which runs Nov. 11-18 in Bydgoszcz, Poland.
A fairy tale set in Cold War era America, The Shape of Water stars Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones.
Lensed by Linus Sandgren (who earlier this year won an Oscar for La La Land), Battle of the Sexes is based on the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King, played by Emma Stone, and Bobby Riggs, portrayed by Steve Carell.
Two-time Oscar-winning cinematographer John Toll will receive the Camerimage Lifetime Achievement Award during the festival.