As an official partner of the Cannes Festival since 2013, the premium cinema lens manufacturer Angénieux hosts the “Pierre Angénieux Tribute” every year to celebrate an exceptional cinematographer’s career. The star-studded special ceremony is opened by General Delegate Thierry Frémaux and presented by French journalist Pierre Zéni, at the Palais des Festivals. This event represents a unique opportunity to spotlight cinematography professionals, without whom cinema would not exist.
This year internationally renowned French-Iranian cinematographer Darius Khondji will receive the prestigious “Pierre Angénieux Tribute”.
He will be the ninth director of photography to receive this prestigious tribute after Philippe Rousselot (AFC*, ASC*) in 2013, Vilmos Zsigmond (HSC*, ASC) in 2014, Roger A. Deakins (BSC*, ASC) in 2015, Peter Suschitzky (ASC) in 2016, Christopher Doyle (HKSC*) in 2017, Edward Lachman (ASC) in 2018, Bruno Delbonnel (AFC, ASC) in 2019 and Agnès Godard (AFC) in 2021.
Darius Khondji has shot in France several times, with Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro, among others. His career, howebver, has primarily been built internationally, along with leading figures such as David Fincher, Bernardo Bertolucci, Alan Parker, Neil Jordan, Roman Polanski, Danny Boyle, Woody Allen, Sydney Pollack, Michael Haneke, Wong Kar-wai, James Gray, Bong Joon-ho, Nicolas Winding Refn, Joshua and Ben Safdie or most recently with Alejandro González Iñarritú.
In addition to being the laureate at the tribute on Friday May 27, Darius Khondji will give an inperson cinematography Masterclass on Thursday May 26 in the morning.The class will be moderated by journalist Jordan Mintzer (The Hollywood Reporter).