Teenagers Ali and Zuhal grew up together in an orphanage with a bond as strong as siblings. When Ali moves out on account of his…
Florent Herry (SBC) is a French cinematographer born in Morlaix (Finistère). He graduated from IAD – Institut des Arts de Diffusion in Belgium – and made his cinematography debut on the short film The Perme (1991) by Thibaud Staib and Emmanuel Sylvestre, followed by their feature film Andre le Magnifique, winner of the Special Jury Award at the 2000 Paris Film Festival.
In 1998, Herry started his collaboration with Reha Erdem, one of the most prominent contemporary Turkish directors, as cinematographer on Erdem’s first feature Run for Money, Turkey’s official submission to the 73rd Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Since then, Herry has continues to work with Erdem on his films, creating for them a distinctive, refined and complex visual style which have earned him multiple awards at the world’s leading film festivals.
Reha Erdem’s Big, Big World (Koca Dünya, 2016) was awarded the Special Jury Prize from the Venice Film Festival’s Orizzonti program. The film was nominated for the APSA Best Youth Film and Florent Herry was awarded Best Cinematographer at the Adana International Film Festival and the SIYAD – Turkish Film Critic Society.
In addition to his successful collaborations with Reha Erdem, Herry has also often worked with documentary filmmaker Pierre Stine, primarily on the En Terre Inconnue documentary series.
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