Adam Driver will be the guest of honor at this year’s Camerimage Film Festival, where he will receive the Special EnergaCAMERIMAGE Award for an Actor and present his Michael Mann-directed biopic, Ferrari.
Ferrari screen as part of the main competition at Camerimage, which honors cinematographers. The pic was shot by Oscar winner Erik Messerschmidt, best known for his work with David Fincher on pics like Mank and, most recently, The Killer.
Driver stars as Enzo Ferrari in the pic, which opens in the summer of 1957 when the ex-racer is in crisis. Bankruptcy threatens the factory he and his wife, Laura (Penélope Cruz), built from nothing 10 years earlier. Their volatile marriage has been battered by the loss of their son a year earlier, and Ferrari struggles to acknowledge his son with Lina Lardi (Shailene Woodley). Meanwhile, his drivers’ passion to win pushes them to the edge as they launch into the treacherous 1,000-mile race across Italy, the Mille Miglia.
Mann shot much of the film in Modena, Italy, where Enzo Ferrari was born and built his empire. The film debuted at Venice, where it received a 7 1/2-minute standing ovation following its premiere on the Lido. Patrick Dempsey, Sarah Gordon, Gabriel Leone, and Jack O’Connell also star in Mann’s vehicle, which Troy Kennedy Martin scripted.
Neon is releasing domestically from Christmas day. Camerimage runs November 11 — 18. Other films set to screen at the Polish fest include Yorgos Lanthimos’s latest Poor Things and Pablo Larrain’s El Conde.