...The costumes and the production design are seen to gorgeous effect in Richard van Oosterhout's luminous images.
Whether he's following the actors in smooth walking-and-talking tracking shots outdoors or observing the faint play of firelight on their faces indoors, he brings a rich cinematic luster to a project that, whatever the final state of Lady Susan's fortunes, succeeds in giving Austen and Stillman the union they deserve...
...Cinematographer Richard Van Oosterhout uses a great deal of natural light for both interiors
and exteriors, making the salons and dressing rooms look vibrant and lived-in without ever
betraying the period setting...
‐ The Wrap
The cinematography shows off all of the costume and set design to great advantage, with lighting simultaneously convincingly realistic, on point, and luscious.
..With a smooth camerawork Richard van Oosterhout gives an extra dimension to this colorful, sometimes dreamy, spirited story about life and love. The scenic light and sophisticated framing provide a powerful aesthetic that enchants the viewer..
‐ JURY DUTCH FILM AWARDS
...The story is being told via the fantastical lens of Katja's romanticized memories, until the story transforms into a horrible nightmare. With images that are drenched in sensuality, the film visually reflects the raging hormones of the teenage girls...
‐ Afi Fest
...Despite the closed quarters "some of the cameras shoot the roadside, but the focus is very much inside the car" the widescreen lensing feels vital...
...Provocative visual imagery in daydream sequences...
...The rigidly composed cinematography is majestic and a major element in establishing the right mood.
the film's last scene is a both an incredible directorial coup de theatre and DoP's moment to shine ; a dutch interior and an italian master's Body After the Deposition meet eachother in perfect harmony...
Artfully framed images
‐ Calligari prize, berlinale
...His precise and closed framing make the tightness of the characters in this film inescapable. Flawlessly he establishes the chilled atmosphere and disturbed family relationships...
‐ Jury dutch film awards
... Ravishingly lensed, widescreen pic's purely cinematic qualities. Rock solid visual assurance carries the day in this tale of few words. Relying mostly on images rather than words...
... superbly shot.
‐ THE VILLAGE VOICE
... beauty is in the eye of Richard van Oosterhout's camera.
‐ EYEFORFILM UK
..Standout visuals. Pic is very prettily lensed by cinematographer Richard van Oosterhout, who turns the coastline into a virgin fantasy space for the lovers to play out their drama in...
..particularly Richard van Oosterhout's bracing photography further the edgy, anything-can-happen tone..