21 September, Skopje – It is with special pleasure that we inform you that the great French cinematographer PIERRE LHOMME, the laureate of the Golden Camera 300 for Lifetime Achievement at this year’s 38 edition of the International Cinematographers’ Film Festival “Manaki Brothers” has arrived in Macedonia together with his wife Rene.

After a brief stay in Skopje, today he will head to Bitola, where he will be presented with the award at the festival opening ceremony.

Despite his age (b. 1930), the legendary cinematographer immediately accepted the offer of the Festival Director, Blagoja Kunovski – Dore, to come to Macedonia and get acquainted with the country and the festival that celebrates the creative work of cinematographers.

Pierre Lhomme and his wife Rene arrived in Skopje early this morning, and after a brief rest, they will head to Bitola. In a good mood and very excited, they are impatiently waiting to get to know the country that awarded Lhomme the high honor for his exceptional career.

 “I am happy to be in Macedonia, it’s always good to visit a new country” said Lhomme, immediately after his arrival at the Skopje airport. Together with his wife they had found information about Macedonia on the Internet, and they were impatient to see Bitola.

Pierre Lhomme is a legend of French and European cinema. He has worked with the American director James Ivory, together with whom they shot four films, very important for his career.

In his 40-year long career, he has shot some of the masterpieces of French cinema, including the film Cyrano de Bergerac, as well as one of the cult films by writer/director Jean-Pierre Melville “Army of Shadows” (1969).

Pierre Lhomme, as the main star of this year’s edition of the “Manaki Brothers” Festival will stay in Macedonia a few days, and within the program, the festival audience will have a rare chance to attend at talk with the great master of camera.