Sacha Vierny

Director of photography
Vierny began his film career making news documentaries in Africa and shot his first feature, "Le Bel Age", in 1958. He is known for his crisp lighting and deep-focus photography and has often worked with Alain Resnais ... Read more »
Born: 08/09/1919 in France

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (35)

The Man Who Cried 2001 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

8 1/2 Women 2000 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Dormez, je le veux 1998 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Pillow Book 1997 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Baby of Macon 1993 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Drowning By Numbers 1991 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Prospero's Books 1991 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Stavisky 1991 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover 1990 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Belly of an Architect 1989 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

A Zed and Two Noughts 1988 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

L' Hypothese du Tableau Vole 1987 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Flugel und Felleln 1986 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Clash 1983 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

L' Amour a mort 1983 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

La Femme Publique 1983 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Les Trois couronnes du matelot 1982 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Beau Pere 1981 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Mon oncle d'Amerique 1980 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Le Chemin Perdu 1979 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

La Bravade Legendaire 1977 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Baxter, Vera Baxter 1976 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

La Vocation Suspendue 1976 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Le Diable dans la boite 1976 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Le Moine 1972 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Les Granges Brulees 1972 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

La Sainte Famille 1971 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Bof! L'Anatomie d'un livreur 1970 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Belle de Jour 1967 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The War Is Over 1966 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Muriel 1963 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Last Year at Marienbad 1962 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Hiroshima, Mon Amour 1960 (Movie)

(France) (Director of Photography)

Le Chant du Styrene 1957 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Night and Fog 1955 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Biography

Vierny began his film career making news documentaries in Africa and shot his first feature, "Le Bel Age", in 1958. He is known for his crisp lighting and deep-focus photography and has often worked with Alain Resnais, notably on "Hiroshima Mon Amour" (1959) and "Last Year at Marienbad" (1961). In the 1980s, Vierny had become director Peter Greenaway's cinematographer of choice, reaching American audiences with the strikingly shot "The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover" (1989) and "Prospero's Books" (1991). His final film was "The Man Who Cried" (2001), directed by Sally Potter.

EDUCATION

Institut des Hautes Etudes Cinematographiques

Paris
graduated; first met Alain Resnais

Milestones

1958

Worked on first feature, "Le Bel Age"

Made news documentaries in Africa before becoming a director of photography

Began collaborating on short films in 1953

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