Friday, May 24, 2019 – 8pm – Buñuel Theater, Palais des Festivals
TRIBUTE TO BRUNO DELBONNEL (*A.F.C. and A.S.C)
Since 2013, as an official partner of the Cannes Film Festival, Angénieux has been paying a tribute to a prominent director of photography during the « Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens in Cinematography » ceremony. This event turns the spotlight on worldwide masters of light, directors of photography, without whom cinema would not exist.
In 2019, French director of photography Bruno Delbonnel will be honored at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, during an exceptional evening opened by Thierry Frémaux, presented by French journalist Pierre Zéni and in presence of some of his closest collaborators.
Bruno Delbonnel’s career took on an international dimension in 2001, thanks to his work on Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain, by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. He won the European Cinema Prize for the best director of photography and was nominated at the same time for the César, the BAFTA and the Oscar for best picture.
Until now, his collaborations earned him five Oscar nominations for Best Picture (for Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain in 2002, Un long dimanche de fiançailles in 2005, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in 2010, Inside Llewyn Davis in 2014 and Darkest hour in 2018).
In parallel to the tribute paid to the already established career of a director of photography, Angénieux also wants to highlight the promising work of a young film professional. This year, after the Chinese DOP Cecile Zhang, the Indian director of photography Modhura Palit will be given a special encouragement, offering her the opportunity to use the best of the Angénieux technology for the images of her next project.
*AFC : Association Française des directeurs de la photographie Cinématographique ; ASC : American Society of Cinematographers