Celebrated Australian cinematographer Christopher Doyle (In the Mood for Love, Rabbit-Proof Fence) talks about his adventurous life and career in this frank and insightful documentary.
Doyle never studied film and had very little experience before shooting his first feature in 1983. He’s now regarded as one of the world’s great cinematographers, yet he hardly ever goes to the movies. Inspired by literature to capture “what is intended, not what is written,” Doyle’s genius for arranging colour and light has graced the work of giants including Wong Kar Wai (Chungking Express
), Zhang Yimou (Hero
) and Alejandro Jodorowsky (Endless Poetry
). With candour and great humour, Doyle reveals his remarkable life story and discusses a career that may never have begun had he not cast caution aside and let the wind carry him. As he says: “It’s not a so-called career, it’s a life.”