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Defining Distance: The Cinematography of Agnès Godard

Agnès Godard, Matthijs Wouter Knol
Internationally celebrated cinematographer Agnès Godard has been the longtime collaborator of Claire Denis, contributing her visual genius to the look of Denis‘ singular films. She photographed masterpieces including, Beau Travail, for which Godard won numerous awards. Godard has also worked with Wim Wenders on his acclaimed classic Wings of Desire, and other distinguished auteurs including Erick Zonca (The Dreamlife of Angels) and André Téchiné‘s Strayed. Godard will show her work and speak with Talents about her creative working methods, the difference between her experience working on celluloid and her first digitally shot film, Ursula Meier‘s Sister, and her collaborations with various other prominent filmmakers over the years.
Agnès Godard

Agnès Godard is a director of photography and a graduate of the Institut des Hautes Etudes Cinématographiques Paris. She has collaborated with Claire Denis, Agnès Varda, Wim Wenders, Peter Greenaway, André Téchiné, and many others. Her distinctions include winning a César for Best Photography, being named Best Cinematographer by the National Society of Film Critics, and receiving the Chlotrudis Award 2010, the Special Prize CST 2009 and the Marburger Kamerapreis 2012 for her body of work.

Angela Regenbrecht/European Film Academy

Matthijs Wouter Knol

Matthijs Wouter Knol is the CEO and director of the European Film Academy since 2021. Previously, he was an award-winning documentary producer. After a short stint at IDFA, he worked for the Berlinale as the Berlinale Talents programme manager (2008-2014) and director of the European Film Market (2014-2020). Among his key missions at the European Film Academy are supporting, connecting and uniting the best people and work in European cinema.