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EnergaCamerimage 2022 Closes on High Notes

Daniel Eagan

November 19, 2022

A searing portrait of an artist unhinged, the drama Tár won the Golden Frog at the 30th EnergaCamerimage International Film Festival. In his acceptance speech, director of photography Florian Hoffmeister, BSC spoke of the excitement he felt at the festival screening of his film, calling movie theaters a "space of debate, of shared experiences." (The film will be covered in AC’s January 2023 issue.)

The Silver Frog went to Darius Khondji, ASC, AFC for Bardo: False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths. This is Khondji's first collaboration with director Alejandro González Iñárritu. He called shooting the film "a life-changing experience." (The film will be covered in AC’s December issue.)

James D. Ramsay, SASC, won the Bronze Frog for Living, starring the extraordinary Bill Nighy in an adaptation of Ikiru. Ramsay quoted Charles Bukowski: "Find something you love and let it kill you." Ramsay added that he has left pieces of himself in every film he's made.

Bardo: False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths also won the Fipresci Award from the International Federation of Film Critics.

In the Polish feature competition, cinematographer Ita Zbroniec-Zajt and director Anna Jadowska won for Woman on the Roof. Star and co-writer Dorota Pomykała accepted the award, praising Camerimage — "the first film festival I attended" — for showcasing what she called "a non-obvious, modest film."

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