Caroline Champetier


Caroline Champetier

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After graduating in film directing and photography at the most famous cinema school in France, Caroline Champetier joined William Lubtchansky's team and worked alongside directors like Jacques Rivette, Claude Lanzmann, François Truffaut, Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet, among others for nine years.

Then she worked on her first feature film as a director of photography in 1981, "All the Night" directed by Chantel Akerman.

"I'm looking for someone who knows a bit but not much" That is the way she ended up working with Jean-Luc Godard in 1985 for "Keep Your Right Up".
That was the real start of her career and a great collaboration with Monsieur Godard for 6 other films : Greatness and Decline of a Little Movie Business" (1986), "Power of Word" (1986), "King Lear" (1987), "History of Cinema" (1988), "Sorry For Me" (1992), "Children Play Russia" (1993).

Meanwhile, and then later, she worked with some of the best French auteurs: Jacques Doillon (5 films), Philippe Garrel (2 films), Benoît Jacquot (11 films), André Techiné, Jacques Rivette, Barbet Schroeder.

She shot "Sobibor..." with Claude Lanzmann in 2001. She also worked with the new generation of French film directors: Arnaud Desplechin for "The Sentinel" (1992), Laetitia Masson for "To Have Or Not" (1995) and especially Xavier Beauvois for all his 5 films, she shot "Merde" with Leos Carax for the collaborative film "Tokyo" (2008) and recently Holy Motors (2011).

Internationally, she also worked abroad with japanese Nobushiro Suwa "H-Story" (2000) and "A Perfect Couple" (2005), israelian Amos Gitai "Promised Land" (2004) and "One Day You'll Understand" (2008) and a young palestinian director Tawfik Abu Wael. She regularly teaches at the FEMIS school where she earlier learnt the basics, she wrote an article in every issue of "Cahiers du Cinema" for a year, hosted a radio program : "Sequence Shot" on "France Culture" and has been elected twice president of the AFC (French Association of Cinematographers).

Also, she enlightened up, after 50 other long-length features, "Of Gods And Men" directed by Xavier Beauvois - "Grand Prix" at the International Cannes Film Festival - and she won the Gianni Di Venanzo "Gold Esposimetro" award for her special work as a "Directrice de la photographie" as ell as the Cesar 2010 Award for Best Cinematography.

After shooting "Sport de Filles", directed by Patricia Mazuy, she collaborated with Leos Carax for the internationally acclaimed Holy Motors, selected in 2012 edition of the International Cannes Film Festival, at the prestigious César and all over the world. She recently enlightened up "Hannah Arendt" by Margarethe Von Trotta and “Le dernier des injustes” by Claude Lanzmann, hors competition at the International Cannes Film Festival 2013, where she was ordained officer des Arts et Lettres by the french Minister of Culture and Communication Madame Aurélie Filippetti.
She directed a feature film for television in 2013, “Berthe Morisot”.


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