Born in 1930 in Argentina, Ricardo Aronovich was introduced to photography and the beauty of painting by his father at an early age. He was sent to study at the Institute of Design in Chicago, and then returned to Argentina where he was initiated into the secrets of cinematography by filmmaker Simon Feldman.
Aronovich began his career working for directors of Argentina’s new wave, or nuevo cine, and then went to Brazil to shoot Ruy Guerra’s cult film Os Fuzis (The Guns) in 1963. He spent the next six years in Brazil until the increasingly repressive political situation led him to move to France in the early 1970s, where he continued, however, to maintain his contacts with South America.
It was only towards the end of the 90s, however, that he met the exiled Chilean director Raoul Ruiz, who found in Aronovich a kindred spirit and ideal partner for his adaptation of Marcel Proust’s Le temps retrouvé (Time Regained, 1999). Following another fruitful collaboration on the film… read more