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Period Film ‘Suffragette’ Finds Its Texture With 16mm Film

Suffragette director of photography Edu Grau talks to Definition Magazine about the decision to shoot the daylight portion of his latest movie on 16mm film.

“I was very aware I had a period piece with women in the daytime. This kind of combination isn’t flattering usually for a film,” he says. “It was a little bit too complicated to shoot on 35mm so we found our way forward by shooting on 16mm which after testing we discovered was amazing for the period. What we also discovered was how easy and practical it was to shoot on. It basically ended up changing the rules and the language for shooting. It was a kind of a textural decision first and it became like a style.”