William Lubtchansky

William Lubtchansky (26 October 1937 – 4 May 2010) was a French cinematographer.

William Lubtchansky
Born(1937-10-26)26 October 1937
Vincennes, France
Died4 May 2010(2010-05-04) (aged 72)
Paris, France
RelativesJean-Claude Lubtchansky (brother)[1]


Lubtchansky's first film was Agnès Varda's 1965 short, Elsa la Rose. He shot over 100 films, including several for Jean-Luc Godard, Jacques Rivette, Jean Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet and Nadine Trintignant. He has also worked with Philippe Garrel, François Truffaut, Marcel Camus and Peter Brook (for the 1989 6-hour version of The Mahabharata). Lubtchansky died in Paris, France, on 4 May 2010 from heart disease.[2][3]

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  1. ^ Champetier, Caroline (2 June 2010). "William Lubtchansky". afcinema.com (in French). Retrieved 26 January 2022.
  2. ^ Richard Brody (May 6, 2010). "IN MEMORIAM: WILLIAM LUBTCHANSKY". The New Yorker. Retrieved May 11, 2010.
  3. ^ Dave Kehr (May 10, 2010). "William Lubtchansky, Cinematographer, Is Dead at 72". New York Times. Retrieved May 11, 2010.

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