‘Tár’ takes on Golden Frog – Deadline

The Lens Thriller by Florian Hoffmeister Tar by director Todd Field dominated Camerimage’s main competition, picking up the Golden Frog at the closing ceremony of the cinematic film festival on Saturday.

The Focus Features photo follows fictional conductor Lydia Tár, considered one of the greatest in her craft and the first female conductor of a major German orchestra, as her life begins to unravel after she been embroiled in a whirlwind of #MeToo scandals.

Golden Frog’s win gives cinematographer Florian Hoffmeister another boost in the race for the 2023 Oscars, with three of the last five Golden Frog winners earning Oscar nominations in cinematography. These titles include Lion (2016), Joker (2019), and nomadland (2020).

In other prizes of the main competition, the last prize of Alejandro G. Iñárritu Bardo: false chronicle of a handful of truthsphotographed by Darius Khondji, won the Silver Frog and Living from cinematographer Jamie D. Ramsay and director Oliver Hermanus won the Bronze Frog.

Bardo also won Best Picture from the International Federation of Film Critics, while Baz Luhrmann Elvisfilmed by Mandy Walker, won the coveted Camerimage Audience Award.

The competition’s main jury was led by director and visual artist Lech Majewski. He was joined by producer Fred Berger, directors of photography Markus Förderer and Arthur Reinhart, and production designer Jan Roelfs.

This year, Camerimage celebrated its 30th anniversary. The festival opened with a screening of Sam Mendes’ latest film Empire of Light. Mendes also received the festival’s Krzysztof Kieslowski Excellence Award for Directing.

Check out the full list of winners below:

MAIN COMPETITION

Golden Frog: Tar
cinema. Florian Hoffmeister
real. Todd Field

Silver frog: Bardo: false chronicle of a handful of truths
cinema. Darius Khonji
real. Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Bronze Frog: Living
cinema. Jamie D. Ramsay
real. Oliver Hermanus

FIPRESCI PRIZE

International Federation of Film Critics Best Film Award: Bardo: false chronicle of a handful of truths
cinema. Darius Khonji
real. Alejandro G. Iñárritu

POLISH FILM COMPETITION

Best Polish Film: woman on the roof
cinema. Ita Zbroniec-Zajt
real. Anna Jadowska

FILM AND ARTS SCHOOL STUDIES COMPETITION

Laszlo Kovacs Student Award – Golden Tadpole – Magdalene
cinema. Enrico Silva
real. Michel Lazovsky
School: American Film Institute Conservatory (AFI)

Silver Tadpole: The creature
cinema. Ignatius Ciszewski
real. Damien Kosowski
school: Łódź Film School

Bronze Tadpole: Interterrestrials
cinema. Dani Benejam
real. Lucas Parra
school: School of Cinema and Audiovisual of Catalonia (ESCAC)

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILMS COMPETITION

Golden Frog—Best Documentary Feature: Kash Kash
cinema. Jonas Schneider
real. Lea Najjar

SHORT DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION

Golden Frog — Best Documentary Short: A mouthful of gasoline
cinema. Adrian Watson
real. Jess Kohl

FIRST DIRECTORS COMPETITION

Best Directorial Debut: Love according to Dalva
cinema. Caroline Guimbal
real. Emmanuelle Nicot

FIRST CINEMATOGRAPHERS COMPETITION

The beginnings of the best cinematographer: Love according to Dalva
cinema. Caroline Guimbal
real. Emmanuelle Nicot

MUSIC VIDEO CONTEST

Best Music Video: Emmit Fenn “The Light That Shines Through”
cinema. david okolo
real. Conner Bell

TV SERIES COMPETITION

Best episode: Landscapers
cinema. Eric Wilson
real. Will Sharpe

AUDIENCE AWARD

Elvis
cinema. Mandy Walker
real. Baz Luhrmann

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