Academy Award®-nominated DARIUS KHONDJI, A.S.C., A.F.C. was educated at New York University Film School and ICP (International Center of Photography). He shot his first film as director of photography while continuing to work in commercials, collaborating with such directors David Fincher, Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Chris Cunningham, Lars von Trier and William Klein, among others.
Khondji’s other feature credits include: Woody Allen’s MIDNIGHT IN PARIS (nominated for Best Cinematography at the Independent Spirit Awards); TO ROME WITH LOVE ANYTHING ELSE; Alan Parker’s EVITA (nominated for Best Cinematography at the 69th Annual Academy Awards®, Best Cinematography at the 1997 BAFTA Film Awards, and Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography at the ASC Awards); David Fincher’s PANIC ROOM and SE7EN (Chicago Film Critics Award winner, ASC-nominated); Danny Boyle’s THE BEACH; Roman Polanski’s THE NINTH GATE; Neil Jordan’s IN DREAMS; Philippe Parreno's ZIDANE: A 21ST CENTURY PORTRAIT; Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s ALIEN: RESURRECTION; Bernardo Bertolucci’s STEALING BEAUTY (nominated for best cinematography at the Donatello Awards); Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s THE CITY OF LOST CHILDREN and DELICATESSEN (both César-nominated for Best Cinematography); Michael Haneke’s FUNNY GAMES; Sydney Pollack’s THE INTERPRETER; Wong Kar-wai’s MY BLUEBERRY NIGHTS, and Stephen Frears’ CHÉRI. Upcoming for Khondji is UNTITLED JAMES GRAY PROJECT, with Jeremy Renner and Marion Cotillard.
AMOUR is Kjondji’s second collaboration with Michael Haneke, after FUNNY GAMES U.S. in 2009.