Director of Photography Darius Khondji, ASC, AFC’s incredible career in film is being celebrated in the latest book from author Jordan Mintzer entitled; CONVERSATIONS WITH DARIUS KHONDJI. The book, divided into chapters that trace the different phases of Khondji’s filmography, covers cinematographic and technical topics. The conversations are accompanied by exclusive interviews with directors, actors and technicians with whom Khondji has collaborated over the years and is illustrated with screenshots from nearly every feature he has photographed, as well as rare behind-the-scenes photos, lighting designs, storyboards, annotated screenplays and previously unpublished Polaroids.
Congratulations to the following films which have been nominated by this year’s Gotham Awards: Selected for Best Feature, Best Screenplay, and a Special Jury Award For Ensemble Performance, is THE FAVOURITE, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, edited by Yorgos Mavropsaridis,ACE with production design by Fiona Crombie. Also selected for Best Feature is IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK, directed by Barry Jenkins and shot by James Laxton. Nominated for the Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award is SKATE KITCHEN, directed by Crystal Moselle and edited by Nico Leunen. Nominated for Best Actor is Ben Foster for LEAVE NO TRACE, directed by Debra Granik, shot by Director of Photography Michael McDonough, BSC, ASC with production design by Chad Keith. For Best Actress, Michelle Pfeiffer is nominated for WHERE IS KYRA?, directed by Andrew Dosunmu and shot by Director of Photography Bradford Young, ASC. In the Best Breakthrough Series-Long Form category is THE END OF THE FUCKING WORLD, directed by Jonathan Entwistle and Lucy Tcherniak and shot by Directors of Photography Justin Brown and Ben Fordesman.
Director of Photography, Eric Gautier, AFC has begun shooting Hirokazu Kore-eda’s feature, THE TRUTH. Two of France’s biggest stars, Juliette Binoche and Catherine Deneuve, are to be joined by Ethan Hawke. Binoche and Hawke co-star as a married couple who return to France from the United States when the wife’s mother (Deneuve), a well-known actress, publishes her autobiography.
Director Felix Van Groeningen’s first American film, BEAUTIFUL BOY, shot by Director of Photography Ruben Impens, SBC and edited by Nico Leunen, is out today in the USA. The film, based on the memoirs of David Sheff and his meth-addicted son Nic, stars Steve Carell and Timothee Chalamet respectively.