MICHEL AMATHIEU   AFC

 

Born: 28 November 1955, Crèvecoeur-en-Auge, Basse-Normandie, France.

Career: Ph commercials dir by Douglas Law, Jan Kounen [for Smirnoff], Hans van Rijs [for Tele2], Pierre Coffin [for Milka], Diane Bertrand [for Crédit Agricole], Jesse Peretz [for McDonald's], a.o.

Ph music videos dir by Anne Paris, Philippe Découfflé, Emir Kusturica ['Unza, Unza Time!', 2005/b&w], François Hanss ['Je te dis tout' (2013); a: Mylène Farmer], a.o.

In 2000, he ph 35mm footage for an installation by Philippe Parreno.

Lighting des for 'Le temps des Gitans', a punk opera by Emir Kusturica in Opéra Bastille, Paris, June 2007.

Directed commercials for Renault & Citroën.

Awards: DVD Premiere Award nom [2003; shared] for 'Highway'; 'Emmy' Award nom [2008] for 'Into the Storm'.

Website: Michel Amathieu


 

 FILMS

1983

Argie [Jorge Blanco] 16mm/c; cph: Jeanne Lapoirie

1983

Full Speed [Marcel Malgorn] 16mm/c; short/17m

1984

Quartier sauvage [Jean-Michel Roux] 16mm/b&w; short/15m

1984

En plein coeur [Malika Yacine] c; short/4m

1987

La voix du désert [Jean-Michel Roux] c; short/12m

1988

123 plans sur la sculpture de Didier Vermeiren [Elsa Cayo] 16mm/c; doc/26m

1989

Rosel [Régine Abadia] 16mm/c; short/51m

1990

L'entraînement du champion avant la course [Bernard Favre] c

1990

25 décembre 58, 10h36 [Diane Bertrand] b&w-c; short/18m

1992

Trop près des Dieux [Jean-Michel Roux] c; short/25m

1992

Les bêtes [Régine Abadia] c; short/15m

1992

Cendre d'or [Jean-Philippe Écoffey] c; short/17m

1992

Paranoïa [Frédéric Forestier & Stéphane Gateau] c; short/11m

1992

Vibroboy [Jan Kounen] scope/c; short/28m

1992

Désiré [Albert Dupontel] c; short/16m

1993

Répétition [Patricia Bardon] c; short/16m

1993

La fleur des morts [Françoise Pasquini] c; short/8m

1993

Le p'tit bal [Philippe Decouflé] c; dance film/4m

1994

One Night of Hypocrisy [Nicolas Hourès & David Rudrauf] c; short/26m

1994

Quelque chose de différent/Something Different [Bruno Rolland] c; short/28m

1994

Autopsie d'un mirage [Régine Abadia] tvi/?

1994

La cité des enfants perdus/The City of Lost Children [Marc Caro & Jean-Pierre Jeunet] tvi/c; addph; ph: Darius Khondji

1995

Mondo kino: Salinas [Thierry & Didier Poiraud] c; short/8m

1995

Un samedi sur la terre/A Saturday on Earth [Diane Bertrand] tvi/c

1996

Les mille merveilles de l'univers/The Thousand Wonders of the Universe [Jean-Michel Roux] c

1996

Dobermann [Jan Kounen] s35/b&w-c

1997

Le cousin [Alain Corneau] s35/c

1997

L.A. Without a Map/I Love L.A. [Mika Kaurismäki] p/c; addph (USA unit): Pia Tikka

1997

Abracadabra [Philippe Decouflé] b&w-c; exp dance film/15m; b&w ph; color ph: Jeanne Lapoirie

 

With dir Emir Kusturica [right]

 

1997

Chat noir, chat blanc/Crna macka, beli macor/Black Cat, White Cat [Emir Kusturica] c; addph (finished the prod); ph: Thierry Arbogast

1998

History Is Made at Night/Historiaa tehdään öisin/Spy Games [Ilkka Järvi-Laturi] tvi/c; 2uc: Stéphane Fontaine & Urmas Sepp

1999

Scénarios sur la drogue/Drugs! [ep (4m) 'Tube du jour' dir by Diane Bertrand] 24-part series of short films

1999

Highway [James Cox] s35/c; cph: Mauro Fiore

2000

Hijack Stories [Oliver Schmitz] c

2000

À travers le miroir [Mohamed Ulad-Mohand] c; short/28m; cph: Charlie Van Damme & Jean-Jacques Mréjen

2000

Super 8 Stories [Emir Kusturica] dv+s8+BetaSP+DigiBeta-to-35mm/b&w-c; mus doc/90m; cph: Pascal Caubère, E. Kusturica, Ratko Kusic, Petar Popovic, Raimond Goebel, a.o.

2000

Mademoiselle Butterfly [Julie Lopes-Curval] s16-35bu/c; short/15m

2001

Semana Santa [Pepe Danquart] b&w-c; cph: Ciro Cappellari

2001

La carpe/The Carp [Alanté Alfandari] s16-35bu/c; short/14m

2001

Les grands ensembles/The Housing Projects/Building [Pierre Huyghe] vv-to-HD/c; exp film/8m

2002

Zivot je cudo/La vie est un miracle!/Life Is a Miracle/Hungry Heart [Emir Kusturica] tvi/c; also 6-part tv-miniseries (2006)

2002

Samsara [Pan Nalin] Hawk Scope/c; addph; ph: Rali Ralchev & Christo Bakalov

2003

Un long dimanche de fiançailles/A Very Long Engagement [Jean-Pierre Jeunet] s35/c; co-2uc; ph: Bruno Delbonnel

2004

Les soeurs fâchées/Me and My Sister [Alexandra Leclère] c

2004

L'avion/Charly [Cédric Kahn] scope/c

2005

All the Invisible Children [seg (10m) 'Blue Gypsy' dir by Emir Kusturica] HD+35mm-to-35mm/c; 7 seg ; cph: Milorad Glusica

2005

L'homme de sa vie [Zabou Breitman] c

2005

Paris, je t'aime [seg 'Place des Fêtes' dir by Oliver Schmitz & transitions dir by Frédéric Auburtin & Emmanuel Benbihy] b&w-c; 18 seg

2006

Penelope [Mark Palansky] s35/c; addph: Tristan Haley

2006

Dix films pour en parler [seg (2m) dir by Zabou Breitman] c; 10 seg/32m; other ph: Julien Hirsch, Brigitte Barbier, a.o.

2007

Road, Movie [Dev Benegal] tvi/c; addph: Joginder Panda

2008

Je l'aimais [Zabou Breitman] c

2008

L'étrange Monsieur Trip [Elphin Delphes-Lopez] s35/c

2009

Lullaby for Pi [Benoît Philippon] s35/c

2010

No et moi/No and Me [Zabou Breitman] c

2010

Nicostratos le pélican [Olivier Horlait] c; 2uc: Yorgos Giannelis

2010

Cool Water/Pretty Cool [Emir Kusturica] pre-production; scheduled to start shooting in September, later November; status unknown

 

With Xavier Palud [foreground] - "À l'aveugle"

 

2011

À l'aveugle [Xavier Palud] scope/c

2012

11.6 [Philippe Godeau] RED Epic/p-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema)/c

2013

Fastlife/Fast Life [Thomas N'Gijol] RED Epic/c

2013

Diplomatie/Diplomacy [Volker Schlöndorff] RED Epic (scope)-to-D-Cinema/b&w-c

2013

My Old Lady [Israel Horovitz] RED Epic-to-digital/c

2014

Season of Souls [Tony Baillargeat] pre-production

2016

Animal [Nayla Al Khaja] c; short/16m

 

 TELEVISION

1993

Le dernier tour [Thierry Chabert] tvm

1999

Premières neiges [Gaël Morel] tvm/63m

2005

Alice & Charlie [Stéphane Clavier] tvm

2007

Into the Storm/Churchill at War [Thaddeus O'Sullivan] tvm; addph: Nick Briggs; ph add shoot: Haris Zambarloukos; aph: Adam Dale; sequel to 'The Gathering Storm' (2001)

2014

Rosemary's Baby [Agnieszka Holland] 2-part tvm/HD (Sony F55); 2uc: Jacek Petrycki; for NBC-tv

2015

Braquo [6 ep dir by Xavier Palud] 32-part series/ts, 2009, 2011, 2014 & 2016; 4th season, 2016 (8 ep)

2016

Versailles [10 ep dir by Thomas Vincent (#11-14), Mike Barker (#15-17) & Louis Choquette (#18-20)] series, 2015-present; 2nd season, 2017 (10 ep)