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JAVIER AGUIRRESAROBE   AEC/ASC

 

Born: 10 October 1948, Eibar, Guipuzkoa, País Vasco [Basque Country], Spain, as Javier Aguirresarobe Zubía. A.k.a. Xabier Aguirresarobe.

Education: Escuela Oficial de Cinematografía [EOC] [graduated in 1972].

Career: Became a member of the ASC in 2012.

Appeared in the tv-doc's 'Pilar Miró que estás en los cielos...' [1997] & 'Un viajo mar adentro' [2004, Oskar Santos Gomez].

Book: 'En el umbral de la oscuridad - Javier Aguirresarobe' [1995, Jesús Angulo, a.o.].

Awards: Premio 'Goya' [1992] & Berlin IFF 'Silver Bear' [1992] for 'Beltenebros'; Premio 'Goya' [1996] for 'Antártida'; San Sebastián IFF 'Jury Award' [1996] for 'Bwana'; Pescara IFF [1996] & Premio 'Goya' [1997] for 'El perro del hortelano'; Catalunya IFF - Sitges [1997] for '99.9'; Cartagena IFF 'Golden India Catalina' [1998] for 'Secretos del corazón'; Premio 'Goya' nom [1999], Santa Barbara IFF 'Lumina Award' [2000] & Cartagena IFF 'Golden India Catalina' [2000] for 'La niña de tus ojos'; European Film Award nom [2002] for 'Hable con ella'; Premio 'Goya' [2002] for 'The Others/Los otros'; Premio 'Goya' [2004] for 'Soldados de Salamina'; Camerimage 'Golden Frog' nom [2004], European Film Award nom [2004] & Premio 'Goya' [2005] for 'Mar adentro'; Premio 'Goya' nom [2006] for 'Obaba'; BAFTA Film Award nom [2009] for 'The Road'.


 

 FILMS AT THE EOC

1969

Margarita y el lobo [Cecilia Bartolomé; short] still ph; ph: Ricardo Duque

1973

Escena [José Ángel Rebolledo] b&w; short/37m

 

 FILMS

1973

Rumores de furia/Oldarren zurrumurruak [Anton Merikaetxebarria] 16mm/b&w; exp doc/17m

1974

Lola, paz y yo [Miguel Angel Díez] c; short/19m

1974

La danza de lo gracioso: Barregarearen dantza [Montxo Armendáriz] c; short/12m

1975

En un París imaginario [Fernando Colomo] c; short/14m

1976

Pomporrutas imperiales [Fernando Colomo] c; short/11m

1976

Una pareja como las demás [Miguel Angel Díez] c; short/10m

1976

Ir por lana [Miguel Angel Díez] c; short/11m

1976

Ez: centrales nucleares [Imanol Uribe] c; doc/13m

1977

Mensaje a Margarita/Margarita rentzat nuezva [José María Zabala] b&w; short/12m

1978

Euskal Herri-Musika [Fernando Larruquert] c; doc/68m

1978

Qué hace una chica como tú en un sitio como este? [Fernando Colomo] c

1978

Irrintzi [Mirentxu Loyarte] c; doc/10m

1978

El referendum [Antxon Ezeiza (Antonio Eceiza)] ?; doc/11m

1979

Herrigintza [Antxon Ezeiza (Antonio Eceiza)] ?; doc/?m

1979

Ikuska 1 [José Luis Egea] c; doc/12m

1979

Ikuska 2 [Pedro Olea] sepia/c; doc/14m

1979

Ikuska 3 [Anton Merikaetxebarria] c; doc/12m

1979

Ikuska 4 [Xabier Elorriaga] c; doc/10m

1979

Ikuska 5 [Koldo Izagirre] c; doc/10m

1979

Ikuska 6 [Juanba Berasategi] c; doc/10m

1979

Ikuska 7 [collective] c; doc/10m

1979

El proceso de Burgos/The Burgos Trial [Imanol Uribe] c; doc/134m

1980

Euskera y deporte: Euskera y remo/Euskara eta kirola: Euskara eta arrauna [Antonio Eceiza] c; doc/11m

1980

Euskera y deporte: Euskera y fútbol/Euskara eta kirola: Euskara eta futbola [Antonio Eceiza & Koldo Izaguirre] c; doc/10m

1980

Euskera y deporte: Euskera y monte/Euskara eta kirola: Euskara eta mendia [Antonio Eceiza] c; doc/11m

1980

Ikuska 8 [Koldo Larrañaga] c; doc/10m

1980

Ikuska 9 [José Julián Bakedano] c; doc/10m

1980

Sabino Arana [Pedro de la Sota & José Julián Bakedano] ?; doc + dram seq/75m

1980

Ikusmena [Montxo Armendáriz] c; short/12m

1980

Paisaje [Montxo Armendáriz] c; short/14m

1981

Ikuska 10 [Iñaki Eizmendi] c; doc/11m

1981

Ikuska 11 [Montxo Armendáriz] c; doc/11m

1981

Ikuska 12 [Mirentxu Loyarte] c; doc/10m

1981

La fuga de Segovia/Segoviako ihesa/Escape from Segovia [Imanol Uribe] c; 135m

1982

Ikuska 13/Euskal kanta berria/La nueva canción vasca [Imanol Uribe] c; doc/10m

1982

Ikuska 14 [Antonio Eceiza] c; doc/10m

1982

Ikuska 15 [Juan Miguel Gutiérrez] c; doc/11m

1982

Pasos en el tiempo n. dos/Oinkadak denboran [Iñigo Silva] c; doc/5m

1983

Ikuska 16 [Antonio Eceiza] c; doc/10m

1983

Ikuska 17 [Pedro de la Sota] c; doc/10m

1983

La huella árabe en España [Jaime de Armiñán] c; doc/12m; cph: Teo Escamilla

1983

Disa, cincuenta aniversario. De hoy en adelante [Ricardo Franco] b&w-c; comm doc/21m

1983

Que nos quiten lo bailao [Carles Mira] c

1983

Chillida, retrato en casa/Txillida barne ikuspegia [José Julián Bakedano & Pedro de la Sota] 16mm+35mm-to-35mm/c; doc/20m; cph (16mm): Aurelio E. Garrote & J.M. Susperregui

1983

Venir al mundo [Koldo Izaguirre] c; doc/12m

1983

Guipúzcoa - Donostia, costa guipuzcoana [Imanol Uribe] c; doc/12m

1983

La muerte de Mikel/Michael's Death [Imanol Uribe] c; + co-exec prod

1983

Bihotzez/De todo corazón [Pedro Olea] c; doc/25m

1984

Ikuska 20 [Antxon Ezeiza (Antonio Eceiza)] c; doc/12m

1984

El jardín secreto [Carlos Suárez] c

1984

El pico II [Eloy de la Iglesia] c

1984

Fuego eterno/Betirako sua [José Ángel Rebolledo] c

1984

The Basque Whalers of Labrador/Les pêcheurs basques du Labrador/Los pescadores vascos de El Labrador [Thomas Cadieux] c; doc/57m; cph: Thomas Cadieux, Richard Nichol & Allen Smith

1984

Kubo batentzako maskarak/Disfraces para un cubo [Gerardo Armesto] ?; exp short/?m; cph: Tote Trenas

1985

Golfo de Vizcaya/Bizkaiko golkoa [Javier Rebollo] c

1985

Manón [Román Chalbaud] c

1986

El sueño de Tánger/The Dream of Tangiers [Ricardo Franco] c

1986

27 horas/27 Hours [Montxo Armendáriz] c

1986

Remando al viento [Gonzalo Suárez] p/c; 2uc; ph: Carlos Suárez

1986

Adiós pequeña [Imanol Uribe] c; 2uc; ph: Ángel Luis Fernández

1986

Donde termina el corazón [Carlos Scola] c; doc/95m

1987

La oveja negra [Román Chalbaud] c

1987

Laura, del cielo llegó la noche/Laura, a la ciutat dels sants [Gonzalo Herralde] c

1987

El bosque animado [José Luis Cuerda] c

1988

Ngira - Gorilas en la montaña [Carlos Scola & Lorenzo Queipo de Llano] c; doc/25m

1989

La luna negra/Sabbath: La luna negra/The Black Moon [Imanol Uribe] c

1990

Andar Bengala [Manuel G. Rojas] c; doc/58m

1990

El sol del membrillo/The Dream of Light [Víctor Erice] c; doc/139m; cph: Ángel Luis Fernández & (video ph) José Luis López-Linares

1991

Beltenebros/Prince of Shadows [Pilar Miró] c

1992

Marathon/Maratón [Carlos Saura] c; doc/122m; cph: José Luis López-Linares & Josep M. Civit

1993

La madre muerta/The Dead Mother [Juanma Bajo Ulloa] p/c

1993

¡Dispara!/Outrage/Shoot! [Carlos Saura] c

1993

Una chica entre un millón [Alvaro Sáenz de Heredia] c

1993

O fio do Horizonte/La línea del horizonte/The Line of the Horizon [Fernando Lopes] c

1994

Aquel ritmillo/Aquel ritmillo: El cortometraje [Javier Fesser] c

1994

Días contados/Numbered Days/Running Out of Time [Imanol Uribe] c

1994

Ainsi soient-elles/Femmes/Mujeres a flor de piel [Lisa & Patrick Alessandrin] c; cph: Caroline Champetier

1994

Antártida [Manuel Huerga] c

1994

Fiesta [Pierre Boutron] c

1995

Tierra/Earth [Julio Medem] p/c

1996

Tu nombre envenena mis sueños [Pilar Miró] c

1996

Agurra [Iñaki Elizalde] c; short/16m

1996

Bwana [Imanol Uribe] c

1996

El perro del hortelano/The Dog in the Manger [Pilar Miró] c

1996

Secretos del corazón/Bihotz ondoko secretuak/Secrets of the Heart [Montxo Armendáriz] c

1997

99.9/Noventa y nueve punto nueve [Agustín Villaronga] c

1997

El milagro de P. Tinto/The Miracle of P. Tinto [Javier Fesser] c

1997

Haika mutil [Imanol Uribe] c; short/30m

1998

Lorca [Iñaki Elizalde] scope/c; short/32m

1998

La niña de tus ojos/The Girl of Your Dreams [Fernando Trueba] p/c; started filming in May 1997 - prod halted - restarted in May 1998

1998

La fuente amarilla/The Yellow Fountain [Miguel Santesmases] c

1999

Salsa/¡Salsa! [Joyce Sherman Buñuel] c

2000

Obra maestra/Masterpiece [David Trueba] scope/c

2000

The Others/Los otros [Alejandro Amenábar] c

2001

Eric Clapton and Friends [Jana Bokova] c; mus doc/78m; filming of 3 days of rehearsals for 2001 'Reptile' tour

2001

Hable con ella/Talk to Her [Pedro Almodóvar] p/c

2001

Deseo/Desire [Gerardo Vera] p/c

2002

Soldados de Salamina [David Trueba] b&w-c

2002

Mauvais esprit/Mala leche [Patrick Alessandrin] scope/c

 

[Center] with dir Mary McGuckian [right] - "The Bridge of San Luis Rey"

 

2003

The Bridge of San Luis Rey [Mary McGuckian] c

2003

Mar adentro/The Sea Inside [Alejandro Amenábar] s35/c; uwph: José Manuel Herrero; aph: James Swanson; time lapse ph: Matías Nieto

2004

Hormigas en la boca/Ants in the Mouth [Mariano Barroso] scope/c

2004

Obaba [Montxo Armendáriz] c

2005

Poetic Unreason [William Nunez] scheduled to start shooting in March 2004, then June 2005; status unknown

2005

Goya's Ghosts/Los fantasmas de Goya [Milos Forman] c; 2uc: Kalo Berridi

2006

El corazón de la tierra/The Heart of the Earth [Antonio Cuadri] announced as ph, but prod was ph by Javier Salmones

2006

Paraiso Travel [Simon Brand] announced as ph, but prod was ph by Rafa Lluch

2006

La carta esférica [Imanol Uribe] s35/c

2007

The City of Your Final Destination/Là-bas [James Ivory] 35mm (+ digital)/c; ph Montréal: Pierre Mignot

 

[Right] with dir Woody Allen - "Vicky Cristina Barcelona"

 

2007

Vicky Cristina Barcelona [Woody Allen] c

2007

Arráncame la vida [Roberto Sneider] s35/c

2008

The Road [John Hillcoat] s35 (+ D-Cinema)/c; addph Oregon: Frank DiMarco

2009

[The Twilight Saga:] New Moon [Chris Weitz] s35 (+ D-Cinema)/c; 2uc: Roger Vernon; ph Italy unit: Arnaldo Catinari; aph: Hans Bjerno & (Italy) David Norris; uwph: Ian Seabrook

2009

[The Twilight Saga:] Eclipse [David Slade] s35 (+ IMAX-70bu & D-Cinema)/c; 2uc: Roger Vernon; addph: Igor Jadue-Lillo; aph: David Norris

2010

A Better Life/The Gardener [Chris Weitz] s35-to-35mm (+ D-Cinema)/c

2010

Fright Night [Craig Gillespie] RED-to-35mm (+ D-Cinema [also 3-D version])/b&w-c; 2uc: Michael Barrett; aph: Dylan Goss; remake of film (1984-85, Tom Holland; ph: Jan Kiesser)

2011

The Five-Year Engagement [Nicholas Stoller] HD (ARRI ALEXA)-to-35mm (+ D-Cinema)/c

2011

Warm Bodies [Jonathan Levine] s35 (+ D-Cinema)/c; 2uc: Robert Mattigetz & Bernard Couture; addph: Ken Seng; aph: Mark Hryma & Marc Ehrenbold

2011

Leonora Carrington. El juego surrealista/Leonora Carrington - The Surrealist Game [Javier Martín-Dominguez] c; doc/76m; cph: Alejandro Alcocer & Diego Cortes Diaz; filmed 2011-12

2012

Identity Thief [Seth Gordon] HD (ARRI ALEXA)+s35-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema)/c; 2uc: Josh Bleibtreu; edge ph 2u: Greg Baldi

2012

Blue Jasmine [Woody Allen] s35 (+ D-Cinema)/c

2013

Blue Guitar [Paco Torres] pre-production; scheduled to start filming in September; status unknown

2013

La dictadura perfecta/La verdad sospechosa/The Perfect Dictatorship [Luis Estrada] HD (ARRI ALEXA) scope/c

2013

Poltergeist [Gil Kenan] HD (ARRI ALEXA XT Plus/p)-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema [also 3-D version])/c; addph (reshoots in 2014) (+ gaffer): Michael Galbraith; remake of film (1981, Tobe Hooper; ph: Matthew Leonetti)

2014

Goosebumps [Rob Letterman] HD (ARRI ALEXA XT/p)-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema [also 3-D version])/c; 2uc: Lukasz Jogalla; aph: David Norris

2014

The Finest Hours [Craig Gillespie] HD (ARRI ALEXA XT Plus)-to-D-Cinema (scope [also 3-D version])/c; aph: Brian Heller; uwph: Peter Zuccarini; plate unit ph: Bill Trautvetter

2015

The Healer/Lo que de verdad importa [Paco Arango] HD/c

2015

The Promise/La promesa [Terry George] HD (ARRI ALEXA XT/scope)+RED Epic Dragon (scope)/c; 2uc: John Grillo; plate unit ph: Mark H. Weingartner

2016

The Etruscan Smile [Oded Binnun & Mihal Brezis] HD/c; addph: Neil Oseman

2016

Thor: Ragnarök/Thor 3 [Taika Waititi] HD (ARRI ALEXA 65)/c; 2uc: David Burr; ph plate/vfx unit: Rob Marsh

 

 TELEVISION

1997

Autor por autor [Pilar Miró] ?-part miniseries

1988

La forja de un rebelde [ep #1 & 2 dir by Mario Camus] 6-part miniseries; other ph: Fernando Arribas

2013

Quarry [John Hillcoat] pilot; for Cinemax-tv; the pilot was reshot in 2015 by dir Greg Yaitanes and ph Pepe Avila del Pino

 

 MISCELLANEOUS

1973

Hay que matar a B./B Must Die [José Luis Borau] c.asst; ph: Luis Cuadrado

2006

Joaquín Sabina - ...y seguido 1992-2005 [dir seg '69 Punto G'] c; mus short/?m; ph: ?