Bruno Delbonnel

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Bruno Delbonnel
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Delbonnel in 2012
Born1957 (age 6364)
Nancy, France
Education ESEC
Occupation Cinematographer
Years active1981–present

Bruno Delbonnel (born 1957) is a French cinematographer. He worked on the films Amélie (2001), A Very Long Engagement (2004), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009), Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) and Darkest Hour (2017).

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Delbonnel's accolades include a César Award and a European Film Award, as well as five Academy Award nominations and three BAFTA Award nominations.

Life and career

Delbonnel was born in Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France and graduated in 1978 from the ESEC (Paris, Île-de-France).

He has collaborated twice with fellow French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet for Amélie and A Very Long Engagement .

He then started collaborating with many other directors, such as Tim Burton, the Coen brothers and Joe Wright.

Delbonnel has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography five times, for the films Amélie (2001), A Very Long Engagement (2004), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009), Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), and Darkest Hour (2017). [1]

He was appointed in 2019 at the head of the cinematography department of the Paris film school, La Fémis. [2] [3]

Style

His work tends to feature very stylized color palettes, often very warm and featuring yellows and greens as prominent and ubiquitous colors which often tint the whole image. Also often in his work, the film stock used has a very apparent, well-defined grain structure.

Filmography

As cinematographer

YearTitleDirectorNotes
2001 The Cat's Meow Peter Bogdanovich
Amélie Jean-Pierre Jeunet 1st collaboration with Jeunet
2003 Not For, or Against (Quite the Contrary) Cédric Klapisch
2004 A Very Long Engagement Jean-Pierre Jeunet
2006 Paris, je t'aime Coen brothers Segment: Tuileries;
1st collaboration with the Coen brothers
Infamous Douglas McGrath
2007 Across the Universe Julie Taymor
2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince David Yates
2011 Faust Alexander Sokurov
2012 Dark Shadows Tim Burton 1st collaboration with Burton
2013 Inside Llewyn Davis Coen brothers
2014 Big Eyes Tim Burton
Francofonia: Le Louvre Under German OccupationAleksandr Sokurov
2016 Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Tim Burton
2017 Darkest Hour Joe Wright 1st collaboration with Wright
2018 The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Coen brothers
2021 The Woman in the Window Joe WrightCompleted
TBA The Tragedy of Macbeth Joel Coen Post-production

As director/screenwriter

YearTitleDirectorWriterNotes
1989The Grand CircusYesNoDocumentary
Things I Like, Things I Don't LikeNoYesShort film
2006Paso dobleYesNoDocumentary short

Awards and nominations

Academy Awards

YearTitleCategoryResult
2001 Amélie Best Cinematography Nominated
2004 A Very Long Engagement Nominated
2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Nominated
2013 Inside Llewyn Davis Nominated
2017 Darkest Hour Nominated

BAFTA Awards

YearTitleCategoryResult
2001 Amélie Best Cinematography Nominated
2013 Inside Llewyn Davis Nominated
2017 Darkest Hour Nominated

American Society of Cinematographers

YearTitleCategoryResult
2001 Amélie Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography Nominated
2004 A Very Long Engagement Won
2013 Inside Llewyn Davis Nominated
2017 Darkest Hour Nominated

César Awards

YearTitleCategoryResult
2001 Amélie Best Cinematography Nominated
2004 A Very Long Engagement Won

Satellite Awards

YearTitleCategoryResult
2004 A Very Long Engagement Best Cinematography Nominated
2007 Across the Universe Nominated
2011 Faust Nominated
2013 Inside Llewyn Davis Won
2017 Darkest Hour Nominated

European Film Award

YearTitleCategoryResult
2001 Amélie Best Cinematographer Won
2004 A Very Long Engagement Nominated
2011 Faust Nominated

Other Awards

YearTitleCategoryResult
2013 Inside Llewyn Davis Boston Online Film Critics Association for Best CinematographyWon
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cinematography Won
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cinematography Won
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography Nominated
Independent Spirit Award for Best Cinematography Nominated
San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Cinematography Nominated
St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best CinematographyNominated
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography Nominated
Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography Nominated
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography Nominated
Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Cinematography Nominated
Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cinematography Nominated
Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best CinematographyNominated
2017 Darkest Hour Austin Film Critics Association Award for Best CinematographyNominated
Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best CinematographyNominated
St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best CinematographyNominated
2018 The Ballad of Buster Scruggs San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Cinematography Won
North Carolina Film Critics Association Award for Best CinematographyNominated

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References

  1. "Teacher Profile - Bruno Delbonnel". Global Cinematography Institute. Retrieved 5 February 2021.
  2. Afcinema (17 August 2020). "Nomination et renouvellement à la tête de La Fémis". Afcinema (in French). Retrieved 17 August 2020.
  3. "Département image". La Fémis (in French). 24 May 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2020.