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Bydgoszcz, Poland – British director Stephen Daldry paid tribute to the cinematographers who he had worked alongside, when he accepted the excellence in directing award at the opening ceremony on Saturday of the 22nd edition of Camerimage, a festival in Poland devoted to the art of cinematography.
“It has been my privilege to work with some extraordinary cinematographers in my career. First of all Brian Tufano, who held my hand and told me what to do and what not to do on ‘Billy Elliot,’” Daldry said.
Daldry picked up Academy Award nominations in the director category for “Billy Elliot,” “The Hours” and “The Reader,” making him the only director to be nominated in this category for his first three films.
He finished by honoring the cinematographer on his most recent film, »
- Leo Barraclough
Update: Natalie Portman began production on her first feature film as a director February 11 in Jerusalem. She's adapting celebrated Israeli author Amos Oz's 2002 autobiographical novel "A Tale of Love and Darkness," while also taking on the role of playing Oz's mentally ill mother. Slawomir Idziak is the Dp -- he shot "Blue" and "The Double Life of Veronique," both gorgeous, for the late Polish auteur Krysztof Kieswlowski. David Mandil ("Footnote") is producing. Earlier: Natalie Portman will make her feature directorial debut with an adaptation of Israeli author Amos Oz's 2002 autobiographical novel "A Tale of Love and Darkness," about his youth in war-torn Jerusalem in the 1940s and '50s. Per Israeli film officials, Portman has written the screenplay, and will star in the film as the troubled mother of the lead character. Portman will reportedly head to Israel in October to cast local actors, with a production start »
- Beth Hanna
Seemingly loving this whole social media thing, Paul Schrader was a steady presence through 2013 on Facebook, during the highs and lows of getting his low-budget sizzler "The Canyons" out in the world. Now, he's kicking off 2014 by making a new film, "The Dying of the Light." The director revealed today, using Mark Zuckerberg's site, that Anton Yelchin, Irene Jacob ("Three Colors" trilogy, "The Double Life Of Veronique") and Swedish actor Alexander Karim have rounded out the principal cast for the movie, led by Nicolas Cage, which will start shooting on January 27th. Nicolas Winding Refn (who was attached to helm an earlier incarnation of the movie) will produce the Schrader-penned movie about a C.I.A. agent who starts to become afflicted with blindness while on his last mission. Schrader working with this cast on this material? Yeah, we're excited. Director Rebecca Miller—wife of Daniel Day-Lewis, and helmer »
- Kevin Jagernauth
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