1:00am PT by Carolyn Giardina
Viggo Mortensen's 'Falling' to Open Camerimage Festival
Viggo Mortensen's feature directorial debut Falling will open the 28th edition of the EnergaCamerimage international film festival on cinematography.
Mortensen—who wrote, directed and stars in the drama—will be in attendance at the festival's opening ceremony, Nov. 14 in Torun, Poland. The film's cinematographer, Marcel Zyskind (A Mighty Heart), will also be in attendance. From Camerimage, they will travel to Warsaw for the film's Polish premiere.
Falling will be screened as part of Camerimage's main competition; this is Zyskind's first nomination for the festival's Golden Frog. In the film, an aging man moves from his farm to Los Angeles to be with his son John, who lives with his partner, Eric, and their daughter. The film also stars Lance Henriksen and Laura Linney. The creative team includes production designer Carol Spier and editor Ronald Sanders. Multi-hyphenate Mortensen also composed music for the film.
At this year's Camerimage, French cinematographer Philippe Rousselot, who won an Oscar for Robert Redford's A River Runs Through It will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award.