Philippe Agostini

Director of photography, Director, Assistant cameraman
This noted stylist first gained international attention with his striking, stark black-and-white cinematography for Robert Bresson's "Les Anges du peche" (1943) and "Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne" (1945). Agostini also ... Read more »
Born: 08/11/1910 in Paris, FR

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (6)

Three Make A Pair 1957 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

If Paris Were Told To Us 1956 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Paris Palace Hotel 1955 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Le Plaisir 1954 (Movie)

("The Model") (Director of Photography)

Rififi 1954 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne (Movie)

(Cinematographer)
Director (3)

Grandeur Nature 1974 (Movie)

(Director)

The Carmelites 1959 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (1)

The Carmelites 1959 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

This noted stylist first gained international attention with his striking, stark black-and-white cinematography for Robert Bresson's "Les Anges du peche" (1943) and "Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne" (1945). Agostini also shot Jules Dassin's gritty "Rififi" in 1955. He began directing in the 1950s, turning out mostly pedestrian films of religious content.

Relationships

Odette Joyeux Actor

Wife
Married 1958 until her death 2000

Odette Joyeux

Wife
died in 2000

EDUCATION

Ecole de Photographie

Paris

Milestones

1975

Helmed episodes of "L'Age en fleur"

1973

Last feature, "Grandeur nature"

1966

Directed episodes of the French TV series "L'Age heureux"

1961

Wrote and directed the feature "Rencontres"

1960

Helmed "Dialogue with the Carmelites"

1958

Directed first feature film, "Le naif aux quarante enfants" (also co-screenplay)

1957

Last film as cinematographer, "Les trois font la paire/Three Make a Pair"

1956

Screenwriting debut, "The Bride Is Much Too Beautiful/La mariee est trop belle"

1955

Was the cinematographer for Jules Dassin's "Rififi"

1954

Directorial debut with short, "Ordinations"

1944

Reunited with Bresson on "Les dames du Bois du Bologne/Ladies of the Park"

1942

Shot Robert Bresson's "Les anges du peche/Angels of the Streets"

1937

Was director of photography on "Un carnet de bal/Life Dances On"

1934

First film as cinematographer, "Itto"

Began career as assistant cinematographer on documentary by Jean Benoit-Levy with whom he continued to work for a year and a half

Became assistant cinematgrapher to Georges Perinal, Armand Thirard and Curt Courant ("Le Jour se leve" 1939)

Interrupted career to work as army photographer during WWII

Worked as assistant director to Pierre Chenal

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