Caroline Champetier

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Caroline Champetier
Caroline Champetier (2023)
Born (1954-07-16) 16 July 1954 (age 69)
Paris, France
Years active1979–present
ChildrenAlice de Lencquesaing

Caroline Champetier (born 16 July 1954) is a French cinematographer. She has contributed to more than one hundred films since 1979. She won the César Award for Best Cinematography for her work on Of Gods and Men in 2011.[1]

She was the president of the French Society of Cinematographers (AFC) between 2009 and 2012.[2] In 2023, she was awarded Berlinale Camera award for lifetime achievement at 73rd Berlin International Film Festival.[3]

She has a daughter with Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Alice de Lencquesaing, who is an actress.[4]

Selected filmography[edit]

As cinematographer[edit]

Year Title Notes
1981 Le Pont du Nord
1982 Toute une nuit
1984 Klassenverhältnisse
1993 Hélas pour moi
1993 Les Enfants jouent à la Russie
1995 A Single Girl
1996 Ponette
1999 Lush
2001 H Story
2005 The Young Lieutenant
2010 Of Gods and Men César Award for Best Cinematography
Lumières Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated—European Film Award for Best Cinematographer
2011 Sport de filles
2012 Holy Motors Nominated—César Award for Best Cinematography
2014 La Rançon de la gloire
2015 The Art Dealer
2016 Agnus Dei Nominated—César Award for Best Cinematography
Looking for Her
2021 Annette
2023 Widow Clicquot
2024 It's Not Me

As director/screenwriter[edit]

Year Title Notes
1991 Le Sommeil d'Adrien Writer
Short film
2012 Berthe Morisot Director
TV movie


  1. ^ Libiot, Eric (26 February 2011). "César 2011: Tout le monde il est beau, tout le monde il a gagné... ou presque". L'Express. Retrieved 2015-02-13.
  2. ^ "Caroline Champetier, nouvelle présidente de l'AFC". AFC. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  3. ^ Roxborough, Scott (January 30, 2023). "Berlin Film Fest Adds Donna Summer Doc, Disney Tribute, Honor for 'Holy Motors' Cinematographer Caroline Champetier". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 30, 2023.
  4. ^ "Alice de Lencquesaing". Canal+. Retrieved 22 March 2015.

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