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Directeur/trice de la photo

Michel Amathieu

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MICHEL AMATHIEU AFC

Career:
Ph commercials dir by Douglas Law, Jan Kounen [for Smirnoff], Hans van Rijs [for Tele2], Pierre Coffin [for Milka], Diane Bertrand [for Crédit Agricole], Jesse Peretz [for McDonald’s], a.o. Ph music videos dir by Anne Paris, Philippe Découfflé, Emir Kusturica [‘Unza Unza and the No Smoking Orchestra’, 2005], a.o.
In 2000, he ph 35mm footage for an installation by Philippe Parreno. Lighting des for’Le temps des Gitans’, a punk opera by Emir Kusturica in Opéra Bastille, Paris, June 2007.
Directed commercials for Renault & Citroën.

Awards:
DVD Premiere Award nom [2003; shared] for’Highway’;’Emmy’ Award nom [2008] for’Into the Storm’.
Website: Michel Amathieu


FILMS
1983
* Argie [Jorge Blanco] 16mm/c; cph: Jeanne Lapoirie

1983
* Full Speed [Marcel Malgorn] 16mm/c; short/17m

1984
* Quartier sauvage [Jean-Michel Roux] 16mm/b&w; short/15m

1984
* En plein coeur [Malika Yacine] c; short/4m

1987
* La voix du désert [Jean-Michel Roux] c; short/12m

1988
* 123 plans sur la sculpture de Didier Vermeiren [Elsa Cayo] 16mm/c; doc/26m

1989
* Rosel [Régine Abadia] 16mm/c; short/51m

1990
* L’entraînement du champion avant la course [Bernard Favre] c
* 25 décembre 58, 10h36 [Diane Bertrand] b&w/c; short/18m

1992
* Trop près des Dieux [Jean-Michel Roux] c; short/25m
* Les bêtes [Régine Abadia] c; short/15m
* Cendre d’or [Jean-Philippe Écoffey] c; short/17m
* Paranoïa [Frédéric Forestier & Stéphane Gateau] c; short/11m
* Vibroboy [Jan Kounen] scope/c; short/28m
* Désiré [Albert Dupontel] c; short/16m

1993
* Répétition [Patricia Bardon] c; short/16m
* La fleur des morts [Françoise Pasquini] c; short/8m
* Le p’tit bal [Philippe Decouflé] c; ballet film/4m

1994
* One Night of Hypocrisy [Nicolas Hourès & David Rudrauf] c; short/26m
* Quelque chose de différent/Something Different [Bruno Rolland] c; short/28m
* Autopsie d’un mirage [Régine Abadia] tvi/?
* La cité des enfants perdus/The City of Lost Children [Marc Caro & Jean-Pierre Jeunet] tvi/c; addph; ph: Darius Khondji

1995
* Mondo kino: Salinas [Thierry & Didier Poiraud] c; short/8m
* Un samedi sur la terre/A Saturday on Earth [Diane Bertrand] tvi/c

1996
* Les mille merveilles de l’univers/The Thousand Wonders of the Universe [Jean-Michel Roux] c
* Dobermann [Jan Kounen] s35/b&w-c

1997
* Le cousin [Alain Corneau] s35/c
* L.A. Without a Map/I Love L.A. [Mika Kaurismäki] p/c; addph (USA Unit): Pia Tikka
* Chat noir, chat blanc/Crna macka, beli macor/Black Cat, White Cat [Emir Kusturica] c; addph (finished the prod); ph: Thierry Arbogast

1998
* History Is Made at Night/Historiaa tehdään öisin/Spy Games [Ilkka Järvi-Laturi] tvi/c; 2uc: Stéphane Fontaine & Urmas Sepp

1999
* Scénarios sur la drogue/Drugs! [ep (4m)’Tube du jour’ dir by Diane Bertrand]24-part series of short films
* Highway [James Cox] s35/c; cph: Mauro Fiore

2000
* Hijack Stories [Oliver Schmitz] c
* À travers le miroir [Mohamed Ulad-Mohand] c; short/28m; cph: Charlie Van Damme & Jean-Jacques Mréjen
* Super 8 Stories [Emir Kusturica] dv+s8+BetaSP+DigiBeta-to-35mm/b&w-c; mus doc/90m; cph: Pascal Caubère, E. Kusturica, Ratko Kusic, Petar Popovic, Raimond Goebel, a.o.
* Mademoiselle Butterfly [Julie Lopes-Curval] s16-35bu/c; short/15m

2001
* Semana Santa [Pepe Danquart] b&w/c; cph: Ciro Cappellari
* La carpe/The Carp [Alanté Alfandari] s16-35bu/c; short/14m
* Building [Pierre Huyghe] HD/c; exp short/?m

2002
* Zivot je cudo/La vie est un miracle!/Life Is a Miracle/Hungry Heart [Emir Kusturica] tvi/c; also 6-part tv-miniseries (2006)
* Samsara [Pan Nalin] Hawk Scope/c; addph; ph: Rali Ralchev & Christo Bakalov

2003
* Un long dimanche de fiançailles/A Very Long Engagement [Jean-Pierre Jeunet] s35/c; co-2uc; ph: Bruno Delbonnel

2004
* Les soeurs fâchées/Me and My Sister [Alexandra Leclère] c
2004
* L’avion/Charly [Cédric Kahn] scope/c

2005
* All the Invisible Children [seg (10m)’Blue Gypsy’ dir by Emir Kusturica]HD+35mm-to-35mm/c; 7 seg ; cph: Milorad Glusica
* L’homme de sa vie [Zabou Breitman] c
* Paris, je t’aime [seg’Place des Fêtes’ dir by Oliver Schmitz & transitions dir by Frédéric Auburtin & Emmanuel Benbihy] b&w-c; 18 seg

2006
* Penelope [Mark Palansky] s35/c
* Dix films pour en parler [seg (2m20sec) dir by Zabou Breitman]c; 10 seg/32m; other ph: Julien Hirsch, Brigitte Barbier, a.o.

2007
* Road, Movie [Dev Benegal] scope/c; addph: Joginder Panda

2008
* Je l’aimais [Zabou Breitman] c
* L’étrange Monsieur Trip [Elphin Delphes-Lopez] s35/c

2009
* Lullaby for Pi [Benoît Philippon] s35/c

2010
* No et moi [Zabou Breitman] c
* Nicostratos – le pélican [Olivier Horlait] c

2011
* Cool Water/Pretty Cool [Emir Kusturica] pre-production

TELEVISION

1993
* Le dernier tour [Thierry Chabert] tvm

1999
* Premières neiges [Gaël Morel] tvm/63m
2005
* Alice & Charlie [Stéphane Clavier] tvm

2007
* Into the Storm/Churchill at War [Thaddeus O’Sullivan] tvm; ph add shoot: Haris Zambarloukos; aph: Adam Dale; sequel to’The Gathering Storm’ (2001)

Source:
www.cinematographers.nl/PaginasDoPh/amathieu.htm