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Director of Photography
For his cinematography of Walter Salles’ The Motorcycle Diaries (also a Focus Features release), Eric Gautier garnered a BAFTA Award nomination and won an Independent Spirit Award. Additionally, in tandem with his cinematography of Olivier Assayas’ Clean, Mr. Gautier was awarded the Technical Grand Prize at the 2004 Cannes International Film Festival.
More recently, he was honored with the Lumiere Award for his work on Sean Penn’s Into the Wild. A native of France, he has been a César Award (France’s equivalent of the Oscar) nominee for Arnaud Desplechin’s Un conte de Noël [A Christmas Tale]; Alain Resnais’ Private Fears in Public Places and Coeurs; Olivier Assayas’ Les destinées sentimentales and Clean; and Partrice Chéreau’s Gabrielle and Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train, for which Mr. Gautier won the César.
His other films as director of photography include the latter director’s Son frère and Intimacy; Olivier Assayas’ Les destinées sentimentales, L’heure d’été [Summer Hours], Noise, “Quartier des Enfants Rouges” segment of Paris, je t’aime; Arnaud Desplechin’s Rois et reine [Kings and Queen]; Leos Carax’ Pola X; Claude Berri’s Une femme de ménage [The Housekeeper] and Un reste, l’autre part; Raoul Ruiz’ Les ames fortes; Marion Vernoux’ Love, Etc.; Agnes Varda’s documentary Quelques veuves de Noirmoutier; Dito Montiel’s A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints; and Alain Resnais’ upcoming Les Herbes folles. Mr. Gautier’s latest project as cinematographer is Julian Schnabel’s Miral, starring Hiam Abbass as real-life heroine Hind Husseini.