Khondji, who has collaborated with various filmmakers including David Fincher, Woody Allen, Roman Polanski and Jean-Pierre Jeunet, was previously nominated for the Oscar and BAFTA awards in the best cinematography category for Alan Parker’s ‘Evita’ in 1996.

He was also nominated three times for the national film award of France known as César.

Khondji was born on October 21, 1955 in Tehran, Iran. He is a cinematographer and actor, known for ‘Amour’ (2012), ‘Se7en’ (1995) and ‘Delicatessen’ (1991).

Twelve blockbusters will compete in the Main Competition Section of the festival which will run at the Polish city of Toruń, from November 12 to 18.

From the very beginning, the idea behind the competition is to present feature films where the image significantly contributes to the way a story is told. The visual value of these films results from the cooperation between a director and a cinematographer and the unusual sensitivity of the author of a film. The Main Competition emphasizes the enormous contribution of the cinematographer to the film, wrote the official website of the festival.

The aim of the Main Competition is to present films with unique visual appeal which will then be evaluated by international jury members who will pick and award the authors of the best cinematography.


Source: Iran Daily