The 2017 Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens in Cinematography award at the 70th Cannes Film Festival will go to Christopher Doyle, HKSC.
Born in Australia, living in Hong Kong, Chris is also called Du Ke Feng (“Like the Wind”). His distinctive work with color and contrast and light can be seen in more than sixty films directed by Zhang Yimou, Edward Yang, Stan Lai, Zhang Yuan and others. He has shot films with Alejandro Jodorowsky, Gus Van Sant, Barry Levinson, Jim Jarmusch.
Chris has had a long collaboration with Wong Kar-Wai (Chungking Express, Fallen Angels, In The Mood For Love, Happy Together, 2046).
On Friday May 26, 2017, at the Buñuel Theatre in the Palais des Festivals, Christopher Doyle, accompanied by directors, producers and actors he has worked with, will be presented the “Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens in Cinematography” award.
Previous recipients have been Philippe Rousselot, ASC, AFC (2013), Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC (2014), Roger A. Deakins, ASC, BSC (2015) and Peter Suschitzky, ASC (2016).