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Darius Khondji, ASC, AFC receives Angénieux Cinematography Tribute at Cannes

Angénieux hosts the “Pierre Angénieux Tribute” every year at the Cannes Film Festival to celebrate an exceptional cinematographer’s career. Darius Khondji ASC, AFC receives the ninth Pierre Angénieux Cinematography Tribute this year at Cannes on May 27, 2022.

Previously, Darius appeared on the cover of the February 2012 edition and in an interview about Midnight in Paris; in a February 2013 article about Philippe Parreno’s Marilyn; an ALEXA 65 article in June 2017; and an  article by Chris Silano and Olga Abramson about focusing for Darius on Uncut Gems in July 2020.

We spoke a few weeks ago. read more…

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Angénieux Optimo Ultra Compact Zooms

Angénieux lifted the mystery at Cannes today. Christophe Remontet, Managing Director Cinema Optics, announced two new Full Frame Optimo Ultra Compact Zoom lenses:

21-56 T2.9

37-102 T2.9

Specifications are expected in August, with the official launch of prototypes at Cine Gear in September and IBC in December. Christophe said that deliveries could be early 2022.

These two lightweight and compact zooms complement and match the existing Optimo Ultra 12x  (36-435 T4.2 in FF/VV and 24-290 T2.8 in S35)

and the 12 Optimo Primes. read more…

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Ed Lachman ASC to get Angenieux Award at Cannes

Ed Lachman, ASC will be honored with the Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens in Cinematography Award  at the 71st Cannes Film Festival. This lifetime achievement award celebrates Ed’s work as Cinematographer on more than 75 films and documentaries. with Werner Herzog, Jonathan Demme, Susan Seidelman, Dennis Hopper, Paul Schrader, Mira Nair, Andrew Niccol, Robert Altman, Todd Solondz and Larry Clark. Notable films include… read more…

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ARRI in France and Cannes

On Sunday May 21, ARRI hosted a pre-100th anniversary party at Cannes on the Plage Quinzaine. ARRI Managing Directors Dr. Joerg Pohlman and Franz Kraus announced the larger presence of ARRI in France: not only at Cannes but also with the opening of a new ARRI facility in Paris. It will be run by Natasza Chroscicki and Natacha Vlatkovic and the… read more…

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Cannes 2016 Poster & WDIT

The official 2016 Cannes Film Festival poster shows the Casa Malaparte location in Capri from Godard’s film about filmmaking: “Contempt (“le Mépris”). Also at Cannes: Pierre Andurand, President of Angenieux announced that the company was supporting “We Do It Together,” a nonprofit film production company created to finance and produce films, documentaries, TV and other forms of media dedicated to the empowerment of women. read more…

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Interview with Peter Suschitzky, ASC

Peter Suschitzky, ASC will be honored at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday, May 20 with the Pierre Angénieux “Excellens” in Cinematography Award. Peter has been  the cinematographer on more than 40 films, including most of David Cronenberg’s films. We spoke a few days ago: read more…

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Philippe Rousselot, ASC, AFC, on his First Digital Feature—THE NICE GUYS—opening at Cannes

“THE NICE GUYS” opens in Cannes on May 15 and in the US on May 20. It was the first digital feature for cinematographer Philippe Rousselot, ASC, ASC. Rousselot was previously in Cannes in 2013, receiving the first Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens Award for Cinematography. Here is an interview conducted a few days ago about “The Nice Guys,” cinematography, digital, lenses and life. read more…

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Denis Villeneuve on working with Roger Deakins

At 6:30pm Friday, May 22, Roger Deakins ascended the red carpet at Cannes, on his way to receiving the Pierre Angénieux Excellens Award for Cinematography. During the cocktail reception prior to the event, Denis Villeneuve discussed working with Roger. Denis was Director of “Sicario,” which opened at Cannes. (Variety’s Scott Foundas wrote, “Villeneuve has once again delivered an impeccably well-crafted film, not least in Deakins’ arresting lensing.”) read more…

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Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC Interview about Cannes ExcelLens Cinematography Award

This year is the 80th anniversary of Angénieux. Three years ago, the company became an official partner of the Cannes Film Festival and established the “Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens in Cinematography” Award and Ceremony. It’s named after the founder of the company, Pierre Angénieux, whose designs and inventions in zoom lenses have been used by cinematographers since the first Angénieux 16mm format 17-68 mm f/2.2 1956 was built. The first 35mm Angénieux Zoom was the 35-140 f/3.5 in 1960. Download our Angénieux History 12 MB PDF here. Tonight Roger will be honored by the Cannes Festival, by Angénieux President Pierre Andurand, colleagues, and some of the many directors and actors with whom he’s worked. Here’s an interview with Roger.

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Pierre Andurand Interview at Cannes

Pierre Andurand is President and CEO of Angénieux. Jon Fauer interviewed him at Cannes about Angeniéux as a festival partner, the cinematography award to Philippe Rousselot, anamorphic lenses, and the relationship of cinematographers with a company that supplies the windows on their worlds. read more…

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Angenieux Zooms on Cannes Films

 The Cannes Palme d’Or winner, La Vie d’Adele (Blue is the Warmest Color), was shot on two Canon C300 cameras fitted with Angénieux Optimo lightweight 28-76 mm T2.6 zoom lenses. The Canon cameras, supplied by PhotoCineRent/PhotoCineShop Paris, were purchased with Canon EF mounts. (The choice is PL or EF.) The Angénieux zooms therefore came with EF mounts. This is a well-known,… read more…

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Canon C300 Cameras win Cannes

Canon C300 Cameras shot the Cannes Film Festival Palme D’Or winner, Blue is the Warmest Color (La Vie d’Adèle). Two cameras were provided by PhotoCineRent in Paris. Because production lasted 4 or 5 months, the cameras were purchased by the producers instead of rented. The cameras came with Canon mounts, and files were recorded internally to CF cards. Two Angénieux 28-76 mm Optimo zooms were… read more…

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Philippe Rousselot, ASC, AFC, ExcelLens

It was the best of times. It was about time. Victoria Abril declared, “the award was not a moment too soon.” This is the first time the Cannes Film Festival has honored the work of a cinematographer. The first annual Pierre Angenieux Award for Cinematography at Cannes was presented Friday, May 24, to Philippe Rousselot, ASC, AFC by Angénieux President and CEO… read more…

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Angenieux at Cannes

Thales Angénieux is an Official Partner and Technical Partner of the 66th Festival de Cannes. Today, the CST (Commission Superieure Technique de l’image et du son) hosted an Angenieux reception and demo of the new Optimo lightweight Anamorphic 56-152mm T4 2S (2x squeeze) Zoom Lens at their pavilion.

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Cannes Film Festival

5/15/13 – 5/26/13
Cannes Film Festival: 66th Cannes Festival

The 66th Cannes Film Festival runs from May 15 – May 26, 2013. Angénieux  will be an Official  and Technical Partner.  


FDTimes in Cannes

Film and Digital Times does not have a leggy Egerie like Linda Carriel of Angénieux at Cannes. But we do, thankfully, have Peter Sykes, whose title may be longer than any supermodel’s legs: “Strategic Marketing Manager – Digital Cinematography Professional Solutions Europe Sony Europe.” Here’s Peter after the Sony F65 event at the CST in Cannes on May 22, with… read more…

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Angenieux at Cannes

On the Red Carpet at Cannes, our favorite “Egerie” (Icon) of Angénieux, Linda Carriel, with (left to right) Mrs Pierre Andurand, Mr Pierre Andurand, President of Thales Angenieux, Mr Pierre-William, Glenn President of CST, Linda Carriel, Mr Dominique Rouchon, International Sales Director. read more…

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Cassie Jaye Wins Best Doc at Cannes

A few days after managing the Film and Digital Times NAB booth, Cassie Jaye flew to Cannes. And won! Actress, filmmaker and Film and Digital Times NAB Booth Team Leader Cassie Jaye won Best Documentary at the Cannes Independent Film Festival for her film “Daddy I Do.” Stylishly directed, beautifully shot, and thoughtfully crafted, Cassie produced and directed this dramatic… read more…


Five Top Models at Cannes

Our Paparazzi caught these five top models at Cannes, left to right: Linda (Super Model from Angénieux), Penelope (Aaton‘s newest, silent, 35mm model), Optimo (Angenieux’s 15-40 mm lightweight zoom), Rainbow II (Transvideo‘s 6.5″ SuperBright Monitor), and of course, the legendary JP (Jean-Pierre Beauviala, Aaton’s founder and president.

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Angénieux and Aaton at Cannes

Angénieux and Aaton were seen at the Cannes Film Festival (May 19-20), demonstrating Angénieux  15-40 and 28-76 Optimo lightweight zooms on Aaton’s new Penelope 35mm camera. Aaton was well represented in the official selection at Cannes 2009: Ang Lee “Taking Woodstock”             Camera Aaton 35 (Eric Gautier) -Cantar (Drew Kunin) Alain Resnais “Les Herbes Folles”     Camera Aaton 35 (Eric Gautier)- Cantar… read more…

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