News 31 JAN 2017

Manu Dacosse awarded at the Sundance Film Festival

During the closing ceremony of Sundance Film Festival, hold on Sunday January 29th, Belgian cinematographer Manu Dacosse won the Jury Prize for Best Cinematography (section World Cinema) for the film Axolotl overkill directed by German director Helene Hegemann.

Born in Uccle in 1977, Manu Dacosse has already worked on about thirty films (short and long) including Alleluia by Fabrice Du Welz (for which he received the Magritte of the best cinematography in 2016), Evolution of Lucile Hadzihalilovic (Prize of the jury for best cinematography at the San Sebastian Film Festival) as well as all the short and feature films by Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani, like Amer and The strange colour of your body’s tears (for which he received the Magritte in 2015). Dacosse is on board of their highly expected Let the corpses tan, planed for this year.

The Sundance Film Festival is the main American independent film festival and one of the world's leading film festivals. It takes part annually in Park City and Salt Lake City, Utah. It mainly presents independent films in competitive or non-competitive sections.