Set to world-premiere at Michigan’s Traverse City Film Festival on August 3, tireless Brit auteur Michael Apted’s upcoming documentary “Bending the Light” takes a close look at the relationship between camera lenses, and photographers and filmmakers. TOH! has an exclusive on the film’s trailer, below, plus the synopsis:
From acclaimed director Michael Apted (“The Up Series,” “Masters of Sex,” “The World Is Not Enough”) comes a revealing look at the art of filmmaking and photography. A journey of glass, the film explores the relationship between the artisans who craft camera lenses and the masters of light who use these lenses to capture their art form.
“Bending the Light” features never-before-seen footage from inside a premier Japanese lens factory, intimate interviews with lens engineers, and a peek into the world of award-winning photographers and cinematographers Greg Gorman, Laura El-Tantawy, Richard Barnes, and Stephen Goldblatt, ASC.
Apted has won heaps of praise for his time-spanning “Up” series which, since 1964, covered the lives of 14 individuals across eight films (the first was directed by Paul Almond). More recently, he directed five episodes of Showtime’s Emmy-nominated drama “Masters of Sex.”