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Fabrice Aragno

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Fabrice Aragno
Fabrice Aragno in February 2022
Born (1970-03-31) 31 March 1970 (age 54)
Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Alma materÉcole cantonale d'art de Lausanne

Fabrice Aragno (born 31 March 1970) is a Swiss director, producer, and cinematographer.


He attended the École cantonale d'art de Lausanne, graduating in 1998.

Aragno has made several short films, including Dimanche (his graduation film, selected for the 1999 Cannes Film Festival), Le Jeu (2003), and Autoure de Claire (2010).

Since 2002, he has worked with Jean-Luc Godard, as production manager on Notre musique (2004) and as cinematographer on Film Socialisme (2010), Les Trois Désastres (2013), Goodbye to Language (French: Adieu au langage) (2014) and The Image Book (2018).

To create certain effects in the 3D film, Aragno built his own camera rig in order to allow the 3D image to appear as a double exposure in each of the spectators eyes. This effect has been called innovative and a new addition to cinematic techniques. Aragno said that he "made a couple of tests with friends at their home of a boy and a girl…I asked the boy to go to the kitchen on my right, and the right camera followed him and the left stayed, so the 3-D broke. The girl is in your left eyes and the boy on the right. When he was in the kitchen, your brain didn’t know how to watch. It hurts to watch a little, but it was interesting, and when the boy comes back to the girl, the two cameras were again in classic 3-D."[1]

In 2012, Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS) employed him as director on a documentary film about Godard, one of a ten-part series on Swiss directors. The film, Quod Erat Demonstrandum, is a 26-minute montage of clips from Godard's films.

Working with the Swiss Film Archive, he edited and co-produced the films Amore carne and Sangue, directed by Pippo Delbono, and directed Freddy Buache, le cinéma. He also directed L'invisible (2013) for the Lemancolia exhibition held at the Musée Jenisch de Vevey, and Pris dans le tourbillon (2014) for general release.


Director of photography[edit]


Editor and producer[edit]

  • 2011 : Amore Carne by Pippo Delbono
  • 2013 : Sangue by Pippo Delbono


  • Cook, Adam (23 October 2012). "Beauty in the Defects: An Interview with Fabrice Aragno". Notebook. Retrieved 24 October 2012.
  • Nectoux, Gaspard (July–August 2014). "Le lac et le désert. Propos de Fabrice Aragno". Cahiers du cinéma (in French). No. 702. pp. 22–23.


  1. ^ Marsh, Calum (December 19, 2014). "The Shot of the Year". The Dissolve. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
  2. ^ vimeo

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