Yorgos Lanthimos’ upcoming film Poor Things has just been announced to be the opening night feature at the 31st edition of the EnergaCamerimage Film Festival, which celebrates the art of cinematography.
What is ‘Poor Things’ about?
Robbie Ryan, the film’s cinematographer, is set to introduce the picture at the festival. Lanthimos and Ryan previously worked together on The Favourite, which won the Camerimage Audience Award in 2018. Poor Things will also be shown as part of the main competition at Camerimage. The picture, which won the Golden Lion at the Venice picture Festival last month, stars Emma Stone (who also produced), Willem Dafoe, and Mark Ruffalo. Searchlight Pictures intends to release the Oscar contender on December 8.
The official synopsis for the film reads: “Brought back to life by an unorthodox scientist, a young woman runs off with a lawyer on a whirlwind adventure across the continents. Free from the prejudices of her times, she grows steadfast in her purpose to stand for equality and liberation.”
What else can we expect from the CamerImage Film Festival this year?
Camerimage, considered to be one of the top filmmaking festivals focused on cinematography and cinematographers, takes place in Toruń, Poland at the end of November each year. The festival honors the art of filmmaking through multiple events over the course of one week. This year’s Camerimage festival is set to take place from November 11 to 18th in Toruń as well. British DP Peter Biziou, the Oscar-nominated cinematographer for the film Mississippi Burning, is scheduled to receive the festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition, the cinematographer-director duo award will go to Peter Zeitlinger and Werner Herz.