Manuel Alberto Claro
Manuel Alberto Claro
Manuel Alberto Claro (born 3 April 1970) is a Chilean-Danish cinematographer, filmmaker, and still photographer. He has won numerous accolades, including two Robert Awards, a Bodil Award, a European Film Award, and a Caméra d'Or.
Life and career
His work has also been panned as exceedingly pretentious, for its vertigo-inducing, hand-held camera work, bordering on terminal boredom. His direction tends to draw attention to the camera, making the audience more aware of it than the story line.
He graduated as a stills photographer from Milan's Istituto Europeo di Design in 1994 and then worked as an assistant photographer in Milan, New York City and Copenhagen before enrolling at the National Film School of Denmark in 1997.
Since 2001 he has shot a number of features among them Reconstruction, which won the Camera d'Or in Cannes 2003 and the Bronze Frog at Camerimage 2004. Dark Horse which premiered in Un Certain Regard in Cannes 2005. Allegro which premiered at Venice Film Festival 2005 and for which he won both the Robert and the Bodil 2006 awards for best cinematography.
- Zakka West (2003)
- Reconstruction (2003)
- Scratch (2003)
- Little Daddy (2004)
- Silkroad (2004)
- Dark Horse (2005)
- Allegro (2005)
- Weapons (2007)
- The Lost Treasure of the Knights Templar II (2007)
- The Lost Treasure of the Knights Templar III: The Mystery of the Snake Crown (2008)
- Everything Is Relative (2008)
- The Candidate (2008)
- Everything Will Be Fine (2010)
- Melancholia (2011)
- Nymph()maniac (2013)
- Top Five (2014)
- The Untamed (2016)
- The House That Jack Built (2018)
- Anxiety (2001)
- Visions of Europe (2004, segment "Europe Does Not Exist")
- 2003: Golden Plaque for Reconstruction, Chicago International Filmfestival
- 2004: Bronze Frog for Reconstruction, Camerimage
- 2006: Robert for Allegro
- 2006: Bodil Award for Best Cinematographer for Allegro and Dark Horse
- 2010: Bodil Award for Best Cinematographer for Antichrist
- 2011: European Film Award
- 2012: Bodil Award for Best Cinematographer for Melancholia
- Cancela, Lorena (June 2004). "The Lovers from Copenhagen: A Conversation with Manuel Alberto Claro and Tine Grew Pfeiffer on Reconstruction". Senses of Cinema. Archived from the original on 4 December 2008. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
- Blair, Ian (13 February 2012). "Claro: Finds beauty in the apocalypse". Variety. Archived from the original on 18 April 2019. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
- Talu, Yonca (22 January 2019). "Interview: Manuel Alberto Claro". Film Comment. Archived from the original on 3 February 2019. Retrieved 1 September 2019.