The main competition lineup has been revealed for Camerimage, the international film festival for the art of cinematography, which will be held Nov. 10-17 in Bydgoszcz, Poland.
Among the films in the competition are First Man, A Star Is Born and Poland’s foreign language Oscar entry, Cold War. The lineup also includes, unusually, two films for which the director is also credited as the cinematographer: Roma, for which Alfonso Cuaron is credited as both the director and cinematographer; and 2017’s Phantom Thread, for which Paul Thomas Anderson has both credits.
Camerimage has emerged as a bellwether for what’s to come during Oscar season. In three of the past five years, the winners of Camerimage’s Golden Frog in the main competition have gone on to earn Oscar nominations in cinematography. That includes 2013 winner Ida, which won the Oscar for best foreign-language film and earned a nomination for cinematographers Lukasz Zal (Cold War‘s cinematographer) and Ryszard Lenczewski; 2015 winner Carol, which collected six Oscar nominations, including one for cinematographer Edward Lachman; and 2016 winner Lion, which earned six Oscar nominations, including one for cinematographer Greig Fraser. (The 2014 Golden Frog winner, Leviathan, and 2017 winner, On Body and Soul, were nominated for a foreign-language film Oscar.)
The complete lineup for this year’s Camerimage main competition is below.
22 July Director: Paul Greengrass Cinematographer: Pål Ulvik Rokseth
At Eternity’s Gate Director: Julian Schnabel Cinematographer: Benoît Delhomme
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen Cinematographer: Bruno Delbonnel
Cold War Director: Pawe? Pawlikowski Cinematographer: ?ukasz ?al
The Favourite Director: Yorgos Lanthimos Cinematographer: Robbie Ryan
First Man Director: Damien Chazelle Cinematographer: Linus Sandgren
The Fortress Director: Dong-hyuk Hwang Cinematographer: Ji-yong Kim
Peterloo Director: Mike Leigh Cinematographer: Dick Pope
Phantom Thread Director: Paul Thomas Anderson Cinematographer: Paul Thomas Anderson
A Prayer Before Dawn Director: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire Cinematographer: David Ungaro
Roma Director: Alfonso Cuarón Cinematographer: Alfonso Cuarón
A Rose in Winter Director: Joshua Sinclair Cinematographer: Vittorio Storaro
A Star Is Born Director: Bradley Cooper Cinematographer: Matthew Libatique