ÉRIC GAUTIER   AFC

 

Born: 2 April 1961, Paris, France.

Education: École Nationale Louis Lumière, Paris [graduated in 1982].

Career: Got his first break as asst to doph Bruno Nuytten.

Ph commercials dir by Wong Kar-Wai [for Lacoste], Roman Coppola, Stephen Gaghan, Johan Renck [2010, 'House Keeping'; for Giorgio Armani], Mary Harron [for Giorgio Armani], a.o.

Awards: 'César' Award [1999] for 'Ceux qui m'aiment prendront le train'; European Film Award nom [2001] for 'Intimacy'; 'César' Award nom [2001] for 'Les destinées sentimentales'; Le Prix Vulcain de l'Artiste Technicien from the CST [2004]; Independent Spirit Award [2004], 'Silver Condor' Award nom [2004] & BAFTA Film Award nom [2004] for 'The Motorcycle Diaries'; Cannes FF 'Technical Grand Prize' [2004] & 'César' Award nom [2005] for 'Clean'; 'César' Award nom [2006] for 'Gabrielle'; 'César' Award nom [2007] for 'Coeurs'; Lumière Award [2008] for 'Into the Wild'; 'César' Award nom [2009] for 'Un conte de Noël'; 'César' Award nom [2010] for 'Les herbes folles'.


 

 FILMS

1984

Chagrin d'amour [Guy Pinon] c; short/14m

1984

Constance [Cristina Otero Roth] 16mm/b&w; short/30m

1985

Le jeu des masques [Gilles Herpin] 16mm/c; short/22m

1985

Éléphantes [Frédérique Gutman] 16mm/c; short/9m

1985

L'entrée en piste [Marc Barbault] c; short/6m

1986

Le retour de Jean-Maurice [Philippe Demontaut] c

1986

L'iniziazione/Les exploits d'un jeune Don Juan [Gianfranco Mingozzi] c; cph: Didier Maigret & Luigi Verga

1987

La pension [Marc Cadieux & Lionel Kopp] c; short/30m; cph: Dominique Brenguier

1987

Dado Buffon [Jorge Amat] 16mm/c; doc/26m

1987

Le jeu de dames [Anne Moullahem] 16mm/c; short/18m

1987

Le scorpion [Yves Lavandier] c; short/6m

1987

Le portrait ovale [Dominique Dattola] 16mm/b&w; short/9m

1987

Chair de poule [Jezabel Carpi] 16mm/b&w; short/5m

1988

La mouette infernale [Mireille Antoine] c; short/7m

1988

Mimo joue au golf [Eric Mahé] c; short/2m

1988

L'écumeur des mers [Anne-Isabelle Estrada] 16mm/c; short/17m

1988

Croix rouge [Jezabel Carpi] c; short/6m

1988

Le porte-plume [Marie-Christine Perrodin] c; short/9m

1988

Fahrenheit [Alain-Charles Beau] b&w; comm short/4m; for Parfums Christian Dior

1989

La concierge est dans l'escalier [Marc Barbault] c; short/6m

1989

Marie cherchait l'amour [Sylvie Meyer] c; short/15m

1990

Coup de sang [Emilie Deleuze] c; short/12m

1990

La vie des morts [Arnaud Desplechin] c; short/54m

1991

Comédie d'un soir [Marianne Basler] c; short/12m

1991

Albert souffre/Albert Suffers [Bruno Nuytten] c

1991

La femme à abattre [Guy Pinon] c

1992

Article 22 [Gilles Romera] c; short/13m

1992

Les empreintes [Camille Guichard] b&w; doc/24m

1993

Le nombril du monde [Ariel Zeitoun] c

1993

Personne ne m'aime/Nobody Loves Me [Marion Vernoux] c

1993

Le fils préféré/The Favorite Son [Nicole Garcia] c

1994

À Clara [Diane Pierens] c; short/12m

1994

Les cent et une nuits (de Simon Cinéma)/One Hundred and One Nights [Agnès Varda] c; doc/101m

1994

Comment je me suis disputé... (Ma vie sexuelle)/My Sex Life... or How I Got Into an Argument [Arnaud Desplechin] c

1995

Irma Vep [Olivier Assayas] c

1995

Love, etc. [Marion Vernoux] c

1995

Tykho Moon [Enki Bilal] c

1997

Sans titre [Leos Carax] b&w-c; short/9m; cph: Jean-Charles Cameau, Stéphane Fontaine, Sophie Lemaire, a.o.; for the 50th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival

1997

Ceux qui m'aiment prendront le train/Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train [Patrice Chéreau] p/c

1997

Pola X [Leos Carax] s16-35bu/b&w-c; 134m; also 3-part tv-miniseries (2002) 'Pierre ou, les ambiguïtés': 'À la lumière' (59m), 'À l'ombre des lumières' (55m) & 'Dans le sang' (54m)

1998

Passionnément/Passionately/Le soleil de plus près [Bruno Nuytten] c

1999

Les destinées sentimentales [Olivier Assayas] Kowa Scope+tvi-to-35mm scope/c

1999

Esther Kahn [Arnaud Desplechin] c

2000

Intimacy/Intimité [Patrice Chéreau] s35/c

2000

Les âmes fortes/Savage Souls [Raúl Ruiz] p/c

2001

Brève traversée/Brief Crossing [Catherine Breillat] c

2001

Une femme de ménage/A Housekeeper [Claude Berri] s35/c

2002

Son frère/His Brother [Patrice Chéreau] c

2002

Rois et reine/Kings and Queens [Arnaud Desplechin] s35/c

2002

Diarios de motocicleta/The Motorcycle Diaries/Carnets de voyage [Walter Salles] s16+35mm-to-35mm/c

2002

Les coquilles [Nathalie Boutefeu] c; short/36m; cph: Pascal Lagriffoul & Chicca Ungaro

2003

Vulnerable [Jean-Marc Barr] unrealized

2003

Clean [Olivier Assayas] s35/c

2004

Gabrielle/Trois soirées [Patrice Chéreau] p/b&w-c

2004

L'un reste, l'autre part [Claude Berri] s35/c

2005

Paris, je t'aime [seg 'Quartier des Enfants Rouges' dir by Olivier Assayas & 'Loin du 16ème' dir by Walter Salles & Daniela Thomas] c; 18 seg; filmed 2002-05; also shown digitally

2005

Noise [Olivier Assayas] c; mus doc/115m; cph: Olivier Torres, Michael Almereyda, a.o.

2005

Coeurs/Private Fears in Public Places [Alain Resnais] p/c

2005

A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints [Dito Montiel] c; addph: Billy Dickson, Steve Huber & Andrij Parekh

2005

Quelques veuves de Noirmoutier [Agnès Varda] c; doc/69m; 35mm ph; dv ph: A. Varda; also shown as an installation with a central screen (35mm) surrounded by 14 monitors (dv)

2006

Into the Wild [Sean Penn] s35/c; aph: John Trapman; uwph: Peter Zuccarini

2007

Un conte de Noël/A Christmas Tale [Arnaud Desplechin] s35/c

2007

L'heure d'été/Summer Hours [Olivier Assayas] s35-to-35mm/c

2008

Les herbes folles/Wild Grass [Alain Resnais] p/c

2008

Taking Woodstock [Ang Lee] s35+s16+16mm-to-35mm/c; 2uc: Jon Delgado

 

[Right] with dir Julian Schnabel [left] - "Miral"

 

2009

Miral [Julian Schnabel] ts (+ D-Cinema)/b&w-c

2009

Les temps de venir [Olivier Assayas] announced; status unknown

2010

Roses à crédit [Amos Gitai] c; also tv-version for France 2

 

"On the Road"

 

2010

On the Road [Walter Salles] ts (+ D-Cinema)/c; 2uc: Mauro Pinheiro Jr. & Pablo Baião

2011

Vous n'avez encore rien vu [Alain Resnais] p (+ D-Cinema)/c

2011

Après mai/Something in the Air [Olivier Assayas] s35-to-35mm (+ D-Cinema)/c

2012

Le capital [Costa-Gavras] ts (+ D-Cinema)/c

2012

Incident urbain [John Lalor] 35mm (+ digital)/c; short/24m

2012

Grace of Monaco [Olivier Dahan] p (+ D-Cinema)/c; aph: Marc Ehrenbold

2013

Aloha/Volcano Romance [Cameron Crowe] s35-to-D-Cinema/c; addph: Lawrence Sher; aph 2u: Michael Kelem

2014

Hitchcock / Truffaut [Kent Jones] HD-to-digital/b&w-c; doc/79m; ph Paris, France; ph New York: Lisa Rinzler, Nick Bentgen & Daniel Cowen; ph Los Angeles: Mihai Malaimare Jr.; ph Tokyo: Genta Tamaki

2015

Rabin, the Last Day [Amos Gitai] c; drama + archive

 

 TELEVISION

1993

Travolta et moi/Travolta and Me [Patricia Mazuy] tvm/b&w-c/52m/s16; ep #6 of 9-part series 'Tous les garçons et les filles de leur âge...'

1997

Cinéma de notre temps [ep (91m) 'HHH - Portrait de Hou Hsiao-Hsien' dir by Olivier Assayas] doc series

2013

Believe [pilot dir by Alfonso Cuarón] 13-part (1 unaired) series, 2014; other ph: Gonzalo Amat & Christopher Norr

2013

Tyrant [Ang Lee] pilot; A. Lee en E. Gautier pulled out of the pilot, which was dir by David Yates and ph by Chris Seager in 2014

 

 FILMS AS CAMERA ASSISTANT/OPERATOR

1982

La vie est un roman [Alain Resnais] c.asst; ph: Bruno Nuytten

1985

Paris minuit [Frédéric Andréi] co-c.asst; ph: Bertrand Chatry

1986

Le couteau sous la gorge/Knife Under the Throat [Claude Mulot] c.op; ph: Bruno Affret

1989

Entreacte [Manuel Cussó-Ferrer] c.op; ph: Macari Golferichs