Adam Arkapaw's Work in 'Light of My Life' Praised at Berlin International Film Festival
The directorial debut of Casey Affleck, Light of My Life, had its World Premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival last week. The film was shot by Cameron’s acclaimed cinematographer Adam Arkapaw.
The film is set in a world where the female population has been wiped out by a mysterious plague and follows a Father and Daughter who secretly live in the wilderness. When they see a man poking around their tent in the sodden forest, they introduce Rag as a boy named Alex. The deception leads them to run for their lives as they must fight against various men hunting for them both.
Reviews for the film have been glowing, Deadline’s Anita Buschis called the film, “beautifully crafted in every way”. They continued, “through the assiduous camera work of Affleck and cinematographer Adam Arkapaw, Light of My Life reveals an intimate, enigmatic story that unfolds slowly and shines a light on a parent’s innate need to protect”.
Variety said of the film: “‘Light of My Life’ is like a horror film that refuses to be a horror film, or even a genre film, because it’s got purer things on its mind: the unshakable bond between father and daughter, and the way the hell they’re in strengthens and deepens that connection”.
Further praise for Adam’s work came from Little White Lies; “the pacing and sense of peril are finely judged, while cinematographer Adam Arkapaw captures bleak, wintry scenes and tired, forlorn faces with panache.”
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