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André Szankowski

André Szankowski studied at the Escola Profissional de Imagem (EPI) in Lisbon between 1996 and 1999, debuting as a cinematographer in full-length films with Bruno de Almeida’s The Lovebirds. He later collaborated with Raúl Ruiz on Mistérios de Lisboa (Mysteries of Lisbon, 2010), competing film at the 58th edition of the San Sebastian Festival, and two years later worked beside Valeria Sarmiento on As Linhas de Torres (2012), also presented in San Sebastian’s Zabaltegi-Specials section after its screening at the Venice Festival. He was also the cinematographer on Michael Sturminger’s film Casanova Variations (2014), which was part of the Official Selection of the San Sebastian Festival in its 62nd edition, and on the latest film from Andrzej Zulawski, Cosmos, winner of the Best Director Award at the Locarno Festival.

Other outstanding titles in his filmography are: Demain? (2011) by Christine Laurent, La cage dorée (The Gilded Cage, 2013) by Ruben Alves, RPG (2013) by Tino Navarro and David Rebordão, Cadences obstinées (2013) by Fanny Ardant, Tierra yerma (2016) by Miriam Heard, Cinzento e negro (2015) by Luís Filipe Rocha or Going to Brazil (2016) by Patrick Mille. Since 1998 he has worked on more than 300 commercials.

In the field of television, he has worked on Rita Nunes’s TV movie Só por acaso (2003) and on the series Um poema por semana (2011) by Paulo Braga, Terapia (2016) by Patricia Sequiera, and Crime Time (2017) by Julien Trousselier. He is also the cinematographer on numerous short films: Quando o sol toca na lua (Pedro Palma, 2001), Crónica feminina (Gonçalo Luz, 2002), Uma noite ao acaso (2005) and The End (2006) by Victor Candeias, Antes de Amanhã (Gonçalo Galvão Teles, 2007), Beija-me (Aurélio Vasquez, 2007), Dia triunfal (Rita Nunes, 2009), Senhor X (Gonçalo Galvão Teles, 2010), O jogo (Júlio Alves, 2010), Ensinamentos para a vida adulta (Ernesto Bacalhau, 2010), Constança (José de Castro, 2010), Zoo (Margarita Leitão, 2011), O dia mais feliz da tua vida (Adriano Luz, 2012), No mar (Ana Rocha, 2013), (Alfonso Pimentel, 2013) and A ponte na Califórnia (Pedro Amorim, 2017).


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