Every year the “Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens in Cinematography” award ceremony pays tribute to a cinematographer whose work has marked the history of world cinema. After Philippe Rousselot AFC ASC (2013), Vilmos Zsigmond HSC, ASC (2014), Roger A. Deakins BSC, ASC (2015) and Peter Suschitzky BSC (2016), distinguished cinematographer Christopher Doyle HKSC will see his entire career recognised during an exceptional ceremony at the Cannes Film Festival to be held from 17th to 26th of May.
The Australian born cinematographer and also known under his Chinese name, Du Ke Feng («like the wind»), Christopher Doyle has collaborated with many international directors (Alejandro Jodorowsky, Gus Van Sant, Barry Levinson, Jim Jarmusch…) and is renowned for his considerable contribution to Chinese language cinema. His love for saturated colours and violent contrasts has left a unique mark on more than sixty fi lms by prestigious directors such as Zhang Yimou, Edward Yang, Stan Lai or Zhang Yuan.
His longstanding collaboration with Wong Kar-Wai (Chungking Express, Fallen Angels, In The Mood For Love, Happy Together, 2046) has made a deep impact on his work. An aesthetics, a style, an indomitable energy that were to become the hallmarks of the young generation of Hong Kong filmmakers.
On Friday 26 May 2017, at the Buñuel Theatre in the Palais des Festivals, Christopher Doyle, surrounded by some of the most signifi cant directors, producers and actors in his career, will be awarded the “Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens in Cinematography” tribute.
Created by Thales Angénieux and Orbis Media, the 5th « Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens in cinematography » edition is supported by Weying (online ticketing platform on Wechat) and Movie View (Chinese movie magazine and PR company), and produced by Orbis Media.
Understanding the Cinematography of Christopher Doyle
Frame from «In the Mood for Love» (2013)
Frame from «Hero» (2013)