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Polish Cinematographer Witold Sobocinski, Dies At Age 89

Updated On 20 Nov, 2018 Published On

Witold Sobocinski, the renowned Polish cinematographer who collaborated with renowned directors like Roman Polanski and Andrzej Wajda, has died at the age of 89.

The National Film School in Lodz, Poland announced the tragic death of the legendary cinematographer on Monday, November 19. He was a professor as well as a graduate in the National Film School.

Witold was in Bydgoszcz, Poland, at the 2018 Camerimage International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography on November 10, where he received the Camerimage Lifetime Achievement Award.

Roman, 85, presented the award to him, and film director Ron Howard, whose father passed away last November. Cinematographer Janusz Kaminski congratulated Witold with sharing prerecorded videos.

Witold was also honored by the American Society of Cinematographers with its International Award for outstanding achievement in cinematography back in 2003.

Witold had shot The Wedding and The Promised Land, both directed by Andrzej. Additionally, he had also worked director Wojciech Jerzy in 1973’s The Hourglass Sanatorium and director Piotr Szulkin in 1985’s O-Bi, O-Ba – The End of Civilization.

Memorial service for Witold will be announced in the coming days. Rest In Peace!

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