ACS recognises The Tree of Life cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki

26 April, 2012 by Brendan Swift

Emmanuel Lubezki ASC AMC has won the ACS's international award for cinematography for his work on Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life.

It is the second time that Lubezki has won the Australian Cinematographers Society award after the 2006 sci-fi film Children of Men.


The Tree of Life, a poetic film about childhood in the 1950s starring Brad Pitt, won the Cannes Film Festival's top prize, the Palme d'Or.

It was shot using an Arricam Lite and Arricam 235 with Arri/Zeiss Master Prime and Ultra Prime lenses, according to American Cinematographer magazaine. Lubezki used Kodak Vision2 500T 5218 and 200T 5217 film stock.

Lubezki's body of work also includes Burn after Reading, The New World, Sleepy Hollow, Ali, Meet Joe Black and he is currently shooting another film with Malick, titled Lawless.

Previous recipients of the ACS's international award for cinematography include Dion Beebe ACS ASC, Roger Deakins BSC ASC, Anthony Dod Mantle BSC DFF and Robert Richardson ASC.

The award will be presented at the ACS 2012 National Awards for Cinematography in Sydney on Saturday, May 5, which will be hosted by Ray Martin and attended by special guest of honour, Australian actor Rebecca Gibney.








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