Emmanuel Lubezki and the Search for Truth
In which we prove that “El Chivo” really is the greatest of all time.
Emmanuel Lubezki is just fifty-three years old and already a living legend. He has won three Oscars and more than one hundred international awards for cinematography, and some of the best directors in the world, like Terrence Malick, Alejandro Iñárritu, Alfonso Cuarón, Tim Burton, Michael Mann, and the Coen Brothers clamor to work with him. In short, Lubezki's portfolio is impressive. In this new installment of our “Language of the Image” series we review some of the attributes that have made Lubezki one of the best DPs in film history: For example, his talent for capturing incredible images with natural light and the spectacular long takes he’s filmed for fellow countrymen Alfonso Cuarón and Alejandro Iñárritu. But above all, in Lubezki's camera work there is always a deep love for nature, and a search for purity and truth.