EDUARDO SERRA   AFC/ASC

 

Born: 2 October 1943, Lisbon, Portugal.

Education: Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon [1960-63]; Lycée Technique d'État de Photographie et de Cinématographie ['l'École de Vaugirard'] [now École Nationale Supérieure Louis-Lumière], Paris [1964-66]; University of Paris [Sorbonne] [Art History & Archaeology].

Career: Ph commercials dir by Kevin Maloney, Nick Hamm, Patrice Leconte, Harold Zwart, a.o.

Was president of the AFC [1996-98]. Honorary member of the AIP since 1999. Member of the ASC since 2002.

Appeared in the doc 'Wiecej swiatla. Festiwal Operatorów Filmowych Camerimage '97' [1997, Piotr Lazarkiewicz; ph: Adam Sikora; 54m].

Awards: 'César' Award nom [1991] for 'Le mari de la coiffeuse'; AFI [Aus] Award nom [1993] for 'Map of the Human Heart'; Camerimage 'Silver Frog' Award [1996] for 'Jude'; BSFC Award Runner up [1997], BAFTA Film Award [1998], 'Oscar' AA nom [1998] & BSC Award nom [1998] for 'The Wings of the Dove'; Camerimage 'Bronze Frog' [2003], LAFCA Award [2003], San Sebastián IFF 'Best Cinematography' Award [2003], European Film Award [2004], 'Oscar' AA nom [2003] & BAFTA Film Award nom [2004] for 'Girl with a Pearl Earring'; Ordem do Infante D. Henrique [2004]; ABC Career Award [2005]; Marburger Kamerapreis [2007]; ASC International Achievement Award [2013].


 

 FILMS

1975

Um aniversário/Un anniversaire [Eduardo Serra] 16mm/c; doc/23m

1976

Les derniers beaux jours [Jean-Yves Rondière] ?; short/14m

1976

La victoire en chantant/Noirs et blancs en couleur/Black and White in Color [Jean-Jacques Annaud] c; cph: Claude Agostini & Nanamoudou Magassouda

1977

Romance [Yves Thomas] c; short/17m

1978

À vendre [Christian Drillaud] c

1980

Une voix [Dominique Crèvecoeur] 16mm/c; short/29m

1981

Itinéraire bis/Side Roads [Christian Drillaud] c

1982

Sem sombra de pecado/No Trace of Sin [José Fonseca e Costa] c

1982

Une histoire dérisoire [Michel Campioli] 16mm/c; short/27m

1982

Rink-Hockey [Eduardo Serra] ?; doc/?m

1983

Contes clandestins [Dominique Crèvecoeur] c; cph: Dominique Chapuis & Gérard Sterin

1983

Debout les crabes, la mer monte! [Jean-Jacques Grand-Jouan] c

1983

Le garde du corps [François Leterrier] p/c; cph: Jean-Paul Meurisse

1983

Nasdine Hodja au pays du business [Jean-Patrick Lebel] v/c; doc/117m; cph: Dominique Chapuis

1983

Des terroristes à la retraite [Mosco Boucault] s16/b&w-c; doc/84m; cph: Jean Orjollet, Philippe Rousselot, Carlo Varini, François Catonné, a.o.; originally planned as a tv-doc (1985)

1984

Pinot simple flic [Gérard Jugnot] c

1984

Les spécialistes [Patrice Leconte] p/c

1984

Marche à l'ombre [Michel Blanc] scope/c

1984

Tranches de vie/Slices of Life [François Leterrier] scope/c

1985

Duty Free Shop [Michel Campioli] c; short/17m

1985

Le mariage du siècle/Marriage of the Century [Philippe Galland] p/c; cph: Gérard Sterin

1985

Peinture fraîche - Made in France/Frisch gestrichen - Made in France [Heinz-Peter Schwerfel] 16mm/c; doc/44m & 53m

1985

Moi vouloir toi [Patrick Dewolf] c

1986

I grandi manoveri/Stillleben auf italienisch [Heinz-Peter Schwerfel] 16mm/c; doc/45m & 52m

1986

Tropical Snow/Nieve tropical [Ciro Durán] c

1987

Tant qu'il y aura des femmes [Didier Kaminka] c

1987

O judeu/António José da Silva, o judeu/The Jew [Jom Tob Azulay] c; prod between 1987-95

1988

Le rebond [Naciba Sator] c; short/9m

1988

A mulher do próximo/Your Neighbor's Wife [José Fonseca e Costa] c

1988

O processo do rei/The King's Trial [João Mário Grilo] c

1989

Artcore [oder Der Neger] [Heinz-Peter Schwerfel] 16mm/c; doc/87m

1990

Le mari de la coiffeuse/The Hairdresser's Husband [Patrice Leconte] p/c

1990

Lapse of Memory/Mémoire traquée [Patrick Dewolf] c

1990

Amor e dedinhos de pé/Macao, mépris et passion/Love and Tiny Toes [Luís Filipe Rocha] c

1991

Map of the Human Heart [Vincent Ward] p/c; 2uc: Sylvain Brault & Alun Bollinger; aph: Peter Allwork; model ph: Dennis Lowe & Alex Amyot

1991

Le zèbre/The Oddball [Jean Poiret] p/c

1992

Die Inschrift des Gottes/L'écriture du dieu [Heinz Peter Schwerfel] c; short/25m

1992

Tango [Patrice Leconte] p/c; aph: Charlet Recors

1993

Grosse fatigue/Dead Tired [Michel Blanc] c

1993

Le parfum d'Yvonne [Patrice Leconte] p/c

1994

Funny Bones [Peter Chelsom] b&w-c; uwph: Michael Valentine

1994

L'amour conjugal [Benoît Barbier] c

1994

Les grands ducs [Patrice Leconte] cs/c

1995

The Disappearance of Finbar [Sue Clayton] c; 2uc: Arthur Wooster

1995

Jude [Michael Winterbottom] p/b&w-c; 2uc: Andrew Speller, Seamus McGarvey & Daf Hobson

1996

Rien ne va plus/The Swindle [Claude Chabrol] c

1996

The Wings of the Dove [Iain Softley] s35/c

1997

What Dreams May Come [Vincent Ward] s35/c; 2uc: Richard Michalak; addph: Kim Marks; Angel Falls unit: Josh Bleibtreu; uwph: Rexford Metz

1998

The Lost Son [Chris Menges] c; uncred cph; ph: Barry Ackroyd

1998

Au coeur du mensonge/The Color of Lies [Claude Chabrol] c

1998

Passion of Mind/D'un rêve à l'autre [Alain Berliner] p/c; aph: Charlet Recors

1999

La veuve de Saint-Pierre/The Widow of Saint-Pierre [Patrice Leconte] p/c

2000

O delfim [Fernando Lopes] c

2000

Unbreakable [M. Night Shyamalan] p/c; 2uc: Steven Poster

2000

Papillons de nuit/Danny and the Deep Blue Sea [John Pepper] c

2001

Rue des plaisirs/Love Street [Patrice Leconte] c

2001

The Ground Beneath Her Feet/La terre sous les pieds [Raoul Ruíz] c

2002

La fleur du mal/The Flower of Evil [Claude Chabrol] c

2002

Girl with a Pearl Earring [Peter Webber] s35/c

2003

La marque jaune/The Yellow M [James Huth] project; status unknown

2003

Confidences trop intimes/Intimate Strangers [Patrice Leconte] c

2003

Beyond the Sea [Kevin Spacey] s35/b&w-c; c.op 'b' cam: Sonja Rom; add c.op: Birgit Gudjonsdottir; filmed 2003-04

2004

La demoiselle d'honneur/The Bridesmaid [Claude Chabrol] c

2004

Il ne faut jurer... de rien! [Eric Civanyan] Hawk Scope/c

2005

L'ivresse du pouvoir/Comedy of Power [Claude Chabrol] c

2006

Blood Diamond [Edward Zwick] Hawk Scope/c; uncred 2uc (+ 2ud): Gary Capo; aph: Adam Dale

2006

The Duel [Antonio Z. Barajas] announced

2006

La fille coupée en deux/A Girl Cut in Two [Claude Chabrol] c

2007

Fados [Carlos Saura] c; mus doc/90m; ext ph; studio ph: José Luis López-Linares

2007

Defiance [Edward Zwick] s35-to-35mm (+ D-Cinema)/c; 2uc: Gilbert Lecluyse; aph: Jeremy Braben

2008

Bellamy/Inspector Bellamy [Claude Chabrol] c

2009

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 [David Yates] s35 (+ IMAX-70bu [3-D] & D-Cinema [also 3-D version])/c; 2uc: Mike Brewster; aph: Adam Dale; uwph: Tim Wooster; filmed 2009-10

2009

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 [David Yates] s35 (+ IMAX-70bu [3-D] & D-Cinema [also 3-D version])/c; 2uc: Mike Brewster; aph: Adam Dale; filmed 2009-10

2010

Belle du Seigneur [Glenio Bonder] scope/c

2012

A Therapy [Roman Polanski] s35-to-35mm (+ D-Cinema)/c; comm short/4m; for Prada

2012

The Great [Gillian Armstrong] pre-production; scheduled to start filming in September; status unknown

2012

A Promise/Une promesse [Patrice Leconte] HD (ARRI ALEXA Plus 4:3/p)-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema)/c

 

 TELEVISION

1982

C'est dimanche [Jacques Deschamps] tvm

1982

Trois morts à zéro [Jacques Renard] tvm

1986

Die dritte Dimension/The Third Dimension/La troisième dimension [Heinz-Peter Schwerfel] 3-part (x 45m) doc series/16mm; also 1993 version (45m)

1988

Le mouchoir de Joseph [Jacques Fansten] tvm

1990

Cinéma portugais, un mode d'emploi [Eduardo Serra] doc/?m

 

 MISCELLANEOUS [c.asst - c.op - lighting dir]

1970

M comme Mathieu/'M' as in Mathieu [Jean-François Adam] co-c.asst; ph: Pierre Lhomme

1972

L'héritier/The Inheritor [Philippe Labro] co-c.asst; ph: Jean Penzer

1972

Les chiennes/The Bitches [Michel Lemoine] c.asst; ph: Philippe Théaudière

1973

1789 [Ariane Mnouchkine; doc] c.asst; ph: Bernard Zitzermann

1973

On s'est trompé d'histoire d'amour [Jean-Louis Bertuccelli] co-c.asst; ph: Claude Agostini

1975

Le plein de super [Alain Cavalier] co-c.asst; ph: Jean-François Robin

1975

Les fleur du miel [Claude Faraldo] 1st c.asst; ph: Jean-Marc Ripert

1976

La communion solennelle [René Féret] c.op; ph: Jean-François Robin

1976

Molière [Ariane Mnouchkine] 1st c.asst; ph: Bernard Zitzermann

1977

Pourquoi pas!/Why not! [Coline Serreau] c.op; ph: Jean-François Robin

1977

La zizanie/The Spat [Claude Zidi] c.op; ph: Claude Renoir

1978

Les bronzés/French Fried Vacation [Patrice Leconte] c.asst; ph: Jean-François Robin

1978

Martin et Léa [Alain Cavalier] c.asst; ph: Jean-François Robin

1978

Le coup de sirocco [Alexandre Arcady] c.asst; ph: Jean-François Robin

1979

Je vais craquer!!!/La course du rat/Rat Race [François Leterrier] 1st c.asst; ph: Jean-François Robin

1979

Les bronzés font du ski [Patrice Leconte] c.asst; ph: Jean-François Robin

1980

La banquière/The Woman Banker [Francis Girod] co-c.asst; ph: Bernard Zitzermann

1981

Viens chez moi, j'habite chez une copine [Patrice Leconte] co-c.asst; ph: Bernard Zitzermann

1988

Jessye Norman Sings Carmen [A Film By Susan Froemke, Peter Gelb, Albert Maysles & Charlotte Zwerin] c; mus doc/57m; lighting dir; ph: A. Maysles & Martin Schaer

 

 FILMS AS DIRECTOR

1975

Um aniversário/Un anniversaire [+ ph] see Films

1982

Rink-Hockey [+ ph] see Films

1990

Cinéma portugais, un mode d'emploi [+ ph] see Television