April 28, 2015
By Nur Zalikha Khamis
Saint-Héand, France – Thales Angénieux, as Cannes Film Festival Official Partner since 2013, makes a tribute every year to a prominent international director of photography. After Philippe Rousselot in 2013, Vilmos Zsigmond in 2014, Angénieux is honouring this year the English Director of Photography Roger A. Deakins, who has worked closely with the Coen brothers.
Deakins was born in Torquay, Devon, England, attended art college and the National Film School, and began his career by working in the medium of still photography. Many of his first cinematographic projects were documentaries, often shooting in Africa. He also covered the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race, which required him to work for more than nine months as a crew member while filming and directing the documentary. He then moved on to feature film cinematography, starting in England and later in the United States.