Eduardo Serra

Director of photography, Director, Camera assistant
Acclaimed international director of photography Eduardo Serra received his first Oscar nomination for his stunning and beautiful widescreen work on "The Wings of the Dove" (1997). The camerawork in the film captured the ... Read more »
Born: 10/01/1943 in Portugal

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (65)

A Promise 2014 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Duel 2014 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Belle du Seigneur 2012 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 2011 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 2010 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Inspector Bellamy 2010 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Fados 2009 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

A Girl Cut in Two 2008 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Defiance 2008 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Comedy of Power 2007 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Blood Diamond 2006 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Bridesmaid 2006 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Beyond the Sea 2004 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Intimate Strangers 2004 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Girl With a Pearl Earring 2003 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Flower of Evil 2003 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Rue des Plaisirs 2001 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Terrorists in Retirement 2001 (Movie)

camera collaboration (Camera)

The Widow of Saint Pierre 2001 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Passion of Mind 2000 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Disappearance of Finbar 2000 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Unbreakable 2000 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Colour of Lies 1999 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Swindle 1998 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

What Dreams May Come 1998 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Wings of the Dove 1997 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Jude 1996 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Les Grands Ducs 1996 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Dead Tired 1995 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Funny Bones 1995 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

L' Amour Conjugal 1994 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Yvonne's Perfume 1994 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Map of the Human Heart 1993 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Tango 1993 (Movie)

cameraman (Camera)

Tango 1993 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Lapse of Memory 1992 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Le Zebre 1992 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Hairdresser's Husband 1992 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Artcore 1990 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Marche a l'ombre 1990 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

O Processo do Rei 1990 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Tropical Snow 1989 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

A Mulher Do Proximo 1988 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Tant qu'il y aura des femmes 1987 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Moliere 1986 (Movie)

(Camera Assistant)

Le Mariage du Siecle 1984 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Moi Vouloir Toi 1984 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Nasdine hodja au pays du business 1984 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Contes Clandestins 1983 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Le Garde du Corps 1983 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Les Specialistes 1983 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Pinot, Simple Flic 1983 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Tranches de Vie 1983 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Debout les Crabes la Mer Monte! 1982 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Itineraire Bis 1981 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Le Coup de sirocco 1978 (Movie)

(Camera)

Le Coup de sirocco 1978 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Les Bronzes font du ski 1978 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Black and White in Color 1977 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

La Zizanie 1977 (Movie)

(Camera Assistant)

Martin et Lea 1977 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Pourquoi Pas! 1977 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Sun Tan 1977 (Movie)

(Camera)

La Communion Solennelle 1976 (Movie)

(Camera Assistant)

1789 1973 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Biography

Acclaimed international director of photography Eduardo Serra received his first Oscar nomination for his stunning and beautiful widescreen work on "The Wings of the Dove" (1997). The camerawork in the film captured the beauty and exotic look of Venice and the bustling streets and well-dressed interiors of Edwardian London. From the opening shots of the British subways through several nocturnal set pieces in Italy (including a gondola ride lit only by torches), the film was filled with beautiful and subtle images.

The Portuguese-born Serra received his training in France and began his career shooting Ariane Mnouchkine's historical drama "1789" (1974). He also provided the strong visual look of Jean-Jacques Annaud's Oscar-winning "Black and White in Color" (1976) and went on to work with several French directors, notably Patrice Leconte and Michel Blanc. Serra created breathtaking images of the Arctic landscape in "Map of the Human Heart" and utilized widescreen images in "Yvonne's Perfume/The Scent of Yvonne/Le Parfum d'Yvonne" (both 1993). The period piece, "Conjugal Duty/L'Amour conjugal" (1995), allowed the cinematographer to shoot numerous interiors by candlelight, invoking comparisons with John Alcott's painterly work on 1975's "Barry Lyndon". Serra brought an artist's eye to his work on "Jude" (1996), another period drama. Scenes involving the title character were shot in dull colors (reflecting his innate sadness) while those involving his female cousin Sue were filmed in bright sunlight. As their lives intertwined, the palette mixed to a muted beauty. With "What Dreams May Comes" (1998), Serra faced the challenge of creating the fantastic worlds of heaven and hell and more than rose to the challenge. His painterly creations of otherworldly realms ranked among his finest work to date.

EDUCATION

Ecole de Vaugirard

Paris
graduated

Sorbonne, University of Paris

Paris
graduated

Milestones

2003

Worked on the film "Girl with a Pearl Earring," received an Academy Award nomination for Achievement in cinematography

2000

Teamed with Patrice Leconte on "La Veuve de Saint Pierre/The Widow of St Pierre"; released theatrically in USA in 2001

2000

Served as cinematographer on M Night Shyamalan's feature "Unbreakable"

2000

Was director of photography for Alain Berliner's English-language directorial debut, "Passion of Mind"

1998

Shot the amazing camerawork for "What Dreams May Comes"

1997

Received Academy Award nomination for his cinematography for "The Wings of the Dove"

1996

Was director of photography for Michael Winterbottom's "Jude"

1994

Reteamed with Michel Blanc for "Dead Tired/Grosse Fatigue"

1993

Garnered international attention for "The Map of the Human Heart"

1992

Shot Leconte's "The Hairdresser's Husband"

1984

Reteamed with Leconte for "Les Specialistes"

1984

Served as cinematographer for Michel Blanc's "Marche a l'ombre"

1978

First collaboration with Patrice Leconte "Les Bronzes/Sun Tan"

1976

Shot Jean-Jacques Annaud's Oscar-winning "Black and White in Color"

1974

Early film credit as cinematographer, Ariane Mnouchkine's "1789"

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