25. 1. 2017

Febiofest set to welcome Peter Suschitzky, regular David Cronenberg cinematographer who has also shot Star Wars and Mars Attacks!

Peter Suschitzky (3rd from the left)

Among the guests at the 24th edition of the International Film Festival Prague – Febiofest will be one of the greatest contemporary cinematographers, Peter Suschitzky. Mr. Suschitzky has shot a total of 11 films with David Cronenberg, including Crash and Eastern Promises and was also behind the camera on The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back.  

This year, for the first time, Febiofest is giving the public the opportunity to make a programme selection by voting for one digitally restored cult film classic. This year’s Febiofest takes place from March 23 to 31 and tickets are already on sale for the Culinary Cinema section. 

British cinematographer Peter Suschitzky is best-known as a long-term close collaborator of director David Cronenberg, with whom he has been working for almost 30 years. He has been behind the camera on famous Cronenberg pictures such as The Naked Lunch, Crash, A History of Violence, Eastern Promises and, most recently, Maps to the Stars. Alongside Cronenberg, he has worked with numerous other outstanding filmmakers, such as Ken Russell, Peter Watkins and Joseph Losey. Suschitzky is famed in the annals of world cinema thanks to his work on much-loved cult movies such as the musical The Rocky Horror Picture Show and the hit comedy Mars Attacks! His most recent film is a narrative reworking of selected short stories by the Neapolitan poet Giambattista Basile. The horror film< The Tale of Tales, starring Salma Hayek and Vincent Cassel, was made by the Italian director Matteo Garrone, who is known for the picture Gomorrah. In connection with Peter Suschitzky’s visit, the IFF Prague – Febiofest 

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