Ireland’s green misty landscape is inherently atmospheric, but the gray skies and earth tones were simply the base underneath director David Lowery’s unexpected journey into the realm of King Authur’s roundtable. It was how Lowery and cinematographer Andrew Droz Palmero transformed those landscapes into a hero’s journey told in bold color and expressive compositions that made it the most effective use of cinematography of 2021.

“We were always looking for these ways to find places to add colors so that it wasn’t just at the end, it gets really feverish,” explained Palermo when he and Lowery were on IndieWire’s Filmmaker Toolkit podcast. 

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