ROGER DEAKINS RECEIVES PIERRE ANGENIEUX EXCELLENS AWARD


ROGER DEAKINS RECEIVES PIERRE ANGENIEUX EXCELLENS AWARD. Filmcastlive
 Pictured (L-R) Claude Girard, Producer Edward McDonnell, Canadian cultural journalist Tanya Lapointe, Canadian director Denis Villeneuve  (with Sicario movie in competition this year), French Actress Irène Jacob, Polish writer & director Agnieszka Holland, DoP Roger Deakins with his wife James, Thales Angénieux President Pierre Andurand.

 During the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival, Angénieux paid tribute to Roger Deakins BSC, ASC on May 22nd, 2015 at the third edition of the Pierre Angénieux Excellens in Cinematography ceremony. This award spotlights the work of Directors of Photography with past honorees including Philippe Rousselot AFC, ASC in 2013 and Vilmos Zsigmond HSC, ASC in 2014.

At the ceremony, a prestigious delegation composed of directors, producers, actors and actresses involved in Roger Deakins' career came to express their respect and appreciation. Guests included directors Joel and Ethan Coen (Deakins photographed eleven of their movies), director Agnieszka Holland (Deakins worked on The Secret Garden), director Denis Villeneuve (Deakins was involved in Prisoners, Sicario, which was in Competition this year at Cannes and the upcoming Blade Runner project), actresses Frances Mc Dormand and Irène Jacob and actor Jake Gyllenhall. Thierry Frémaux, Délégué Général of the Festival, Mike Eyle, a governor on the Board of the BSC and Richard Andry, Vice President of the AFC, also expressed their admiration to Roger Deakins and his contribution to cinema.


ROGER DEAKINS RECEIVES PIERRE ANGENIEUX EXCELLENS AWARD. Filmcastlive
 Thales Angénieux President, Pierre Andurand, presented Roger Deakins 
 with an Optimo 45-120mm zoom lens specially engraved with his name. 
Following the ceremony, a dinner was held at La Plage du CNC, 
where singer Melissa Laveaux performed a 
private concert for a hundred of Angenieux’s guests.


Angenieux's Pierre Angenieux Excellens in Cinematography Award: 
an Angénieux Optimo 45-120 zoom lens specially engraved to Roger Deakins


ROGER DEAKINS RECEIVES PIERRE ANGENIEUX EXCELLENS AWARD. Filmcastlive
 Roger Deakins receives the Pierre Angénieux Excellens Lifetime Achievement Award
 for Cinematography at 2015 at Cannes Film Festival. 
Pictured (L-R) Agnieszka Holland, James Deakins, Roger Deakins,
Ethan Cohen and Frances Mc Dormand

 Roger Deakins, known for several collaborations with the Coen Brothers, has worked with many directors including Tim Robbins, Martin Scorcese, Sam Mendes, Denis Villeneuve and Angelina Jolie. He has been a part of an incredible number of movies that are today monuments of cinema such as Barton Fink, The Shawshank Redemption, Fargo, Kundun, The Big Lebowski, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, The Man Who Wasn't There, The Assassination of Jesse James, No Country for Old Men, The Reader, True Grit, Skyfall and Prisoners.

ROGER DEAKINS RECEIVES PIERRE ANGENIEUX EXCELLENS AWARD. Filmcastlive
Actress Irene Jacob, James Deakins, DP Roger Deakins, Director Denis Villeneuve 
and Tanya Lapointe attend the Premiere of "Sicario" during 
the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival

Along with the tribute presented to Roger Deakins, Angénieux was also particularly present at this Cannes Festival through a wide number of movies shot with Angénieux lenses. Below is a list of movies screened at Cannes and shot with Angénieux lenses:


Out-of-Competition and special Screenings
La Tête Haute by Emmanuelle Bercot -DP Guillaume Schiffman AFC
Mad Max: Fury Road by Georges Miller -DP John Seale
Une Histoire de Fou by Robert Guédiguian - DP Pierre Milon AFC

Official Selection / In Competition
Dheepan de Jacques Audiard – DP Eponine Momenceau – Palme d’Or
Mon Roi by Maïwenn - DP Claire Mathon AFC
Youth by Paolo Sorrentino - DP Luca Bigazzi

For more information about the Pierre Angénieux Excellens Lifetime Achievement Award for Cinematography and lenses visit  http://www.angenieux.com/

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