Born: 1954, Paris, France, as Caroline Champetier de Ribes.
Education: IDHEC, Paris.
Career: ‘I began classically by entering the French school of cinema. I studied for three years and then decided to go into cinematography. I started 1976 as a second assistant and then a first. I worked with the same crew for nine years. This was the crew of French DP William Lubtchansky. During this time I learned my trade and did my first film as a DP in 1981, ’Toute une nuit’ by Chantal Akerman.’
Also active as director. Teaches at La Fémis. Married to actor Louis-Do de Lencquesaing. Appeared in the doc ‘Women Behind the Camera’ [2001-2006, Alexis Krasilovsky].
Awards: As doph: Grand Prix National – Films et Images [1998; awarded by le Ministère de la Culture].
As dir: Cabourg Romantic FF ‘Golden Swann’ 1999 for ‘Marée haute’.
Caroline Champetier: ‘Toute une Nuit’ with Chantal Akerman was my… read more