EMMANUEL LUBEZKI (Director of Photography) has collaborated with the director Alfonso Cuaron on numerous films, including Cauron's recent adaptation of Great Expectations and The Little Princess, for which Lubezki received an Academy Award® nomination.
His other recent films include Mike Nichols's comedy smash, The Birdcage starring Robin Williams and Nathan Lane, and Alfonso Arrau's A Walk in the Clouds. He is currently prepping Sleepy Hollow with Tim Burton for a fall 1999 release.
Lubezki earned an Ariel Award for Like Water for Chocolate, becoming the youngest recipient ever of Mexico's highest cinematography award. In fact, Lubezki earned the Mexican Academy Award (the Ariel) three years in a row: in 1993 for Ambar and in 1992 for Miroslava. In 1991, he received the nomination for the film Love in the Time of Hysteria (Cauron's feature debut) while winning the award for Like Water for Chocolate.
Lubezki's other film credits include The Harvest, Twenty Bucks and Reality Bites.
For television, he photographed Steven Soderbergh's The Quiet Room and Alfonso Cauron's Murder Obliquely. The latter earned him the ACE Award for Best Cinematography in a Dramatic Series.
Born and raised in Mexico City, Emmanuel Lubezki studied filmmaking and history at the National University of Mexico City. Shortly after his graduation, he produced the feature A Long Way to Tijuana before becoming the director of photography for the hit Mexican western Bandidos.