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Camerimage Film Festival Includes ‘Mother!,’ ‘Wonder Wheel’ and ‘Wonderstruck’ in Main Competition

Camerimage, the cinematography-focused film festival that opens in Bydgoszcz, Poland, on Nov. 11, announced its main competition slate for the Golden Frog award, which recognizes cinematographers whose imagery contributes significantly to the way a story is told.

The films include “mother!,” pictured above, directed by Darren Aronofsky and lensed by Matthew Libatique; Woody Allen’s “Wonder Wheel,” shot by Vittorio Storaro; and Todd Haynes’ “Wonderstruck,” DP’d by Ed Lachman.

Officially named the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, Camerimage marks its 25th edition this year. It will close on Nov. 18. An international jury will evaluate the competing films.

Other main competition films are: “Brimstone” (DP Rogier Stoffers, director Martin Koolhoven); “The Butcher, the Whore and the One-Eyed Man (Tibor Máthé, János Szász); “First They Killed My Father (Anthony Dod Mantle, Angelna Jolie); “Hochelaga, Land of Souls” (Nicolas Bolduc, François Girard); “Loveless” (Mikhail Krichman, Andrei Zvyagintsev); “On Body and Soul” (Máté Herbai, Ildikó Enyedi); “Still Life” (Jonathan Ricquebourg, Maud Alpi); “Sweet Country” (Dylan River and Warwick Thornton, Warwick Thornton); “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (Ben Davis, Martin McDonagh); and “Volhynia” (Piotr Sobociński Jr., dir. Wojtek Smarzowski).

Last year, Greig Fraser won the Golden Frog for “Lion.” In 2015, Ed Lachman won it for Todd Haynes’ “Carole.”

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