Peter Suschitzky

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Peter Suschitzky, A.S.C. (born July 25, 1941) is a cinematographer born in London, the son of the cinematographer Wolfgang Suschitzky BSC.[1][2] Among his most known works as director of photography are Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and the later films of David Cronenberg. Suschitzky succeeded Mark Irwin as Cronenberg's regular cinematographer when Irwin left during the pre-production of Dead Ringers (1988), and has been the cinematographer for all of Cronenberg's films since.[3]

Suschitzky won the 2008 Genie Award for Best Achievement in Cinematography for his work on Eastern Promises. He is featured in the book Conversations with Cinematographers, published by Scarecrow Press. He is married to Ilona Suschitzky.

In 2015 he was selected to be a member of the jury for the International Critics' Week section of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.[4]


Work with David Cronenberg[edit]


  1. ^ "Peter Suschitzky, ASC". 
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  3. ^ Burgess, Steve, (November 30, 1999). [In a recent interview which I conducted for a forthcoming book Suschitzky said he had nothing to do with the 1965 black and white film The War Game. He has been credited in error. "David Cronenberg"] Check |url= scheme (help). 
  4. ^ "Ronit Elkabetz, President of the 2015 International Critics' Week Jury". Semaine de la Critique de Cannes. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 

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