Leica Cine’s lenses, including the Leica Summilux-C series, Leica Summicron-C series, and Leica R and M series, were used on four of the awarded films at the Cannes Film Festival, 2018. Palme d’Or winner ‘Shoplifters’ was shot by cinematographer Ryûto Kondô with Leica Summicron-C lenses on an Arricam ST 35mm film camera.
Lukas Dhont’s film ‘Girl’ was awarded the Caméra d’Or prize for best first feature film and Leica Summilux-C and ARRI Alexa Mini were the lenses and camera of choice for DoP Frank van den Eeden, SBC, NSC.The Palme d’Or Spéciale honour went to the film ‘Le Livre D’image’, which was shot using Leica R series and Leica M series lenses on Sony A7 cameras by Swiss director, producer and cinematographer Fabrice Aragno.
For ‘En Liberte!’ Pierre Salvadori paired the Leica Summilux-C lenses with the ARRI Alexa Mini in what he described as ‘a simple configuration’. While talking about using the T1.4 lenses wide open during night shoots, he said, “It presented fuzziness and a feeling of both sharpness and softness.”