'Chicago' Editor Martin Walsh to Be Honored at Poland's Camerimage

Chicago Film Still - H 2014
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Chicago Film Still - H 2014

The Oscar-winning editor will receive a lifetime achievement award at the cinematography festival

Martin Walsh, the Oscar-winning editor of Chicago, will be honored this year with a lifetime achievement award at Poland's Camerimage festival, the world's leading festival for the technical art of filmmaking.

Britain-born Walsh, whose editing credits also include Bridget Jones' Diary, Iris, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and Kenneth Branagh's upcoming live-action Cinderella, will receive this year's Camerimage Award for an editor with a "unique visual sensitivity."

Announcing the honor, the Camerimage festival called Walsh's work on Chicago, which he took nine months to cut, "an editing marvel. … The sequences of numerous songs, shot simultaneously by up to four movie cameras, are wildly energetic and positively zany. … The almost-tangible atmosphere of visual wonder makes this film a one-of-a-kind cinematic experience."

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Walsh will attend the 22nd Camerimage festival in Bydgoszcz, which will run from Nov. 15-22.

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