Bruno Nuytten

Bruno Nuytten (born 28 August 1945) is a French cinematographer turned director.

Bruno Nuytten
Born (1945-08-28) 28 August 1945
Tatiana Vialle
(m. 1996)
Partner(s)Isabelle Adjani
AwardsBAFTA Award for Best Cinematography
1987 Jean de Florette César Award for Best Cinematography
1976 Barocco ; La meilleure façon de marcher
1983 Tchao pantin
César Award for Best Film
1988 Camille Claudel

Camille Claudel which was Nuytten's first directorial and screenwriting effort, won the César Award for Best film in 1989. The film starred and was co-produced by Isabelle Adjani, with whom he had a son, Barnabé Saïd-Nuytten. Adjani won the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the 39th Berlin International Film Festival for her role in the film.[1]

His sophomore directorial effort, Albert Souffre, though also a heavily emotional movie, was set in contemporary times.[2]

His 2000 film, Passionnément, starred Charlotte Gainsbourg.

His films as cinematographer include Les Valseuses, Barocco, La meilleure façon de marcher, The Bronte Sisters, Brubaker, Garde à vue, Possession, Fort Saganne, So Long, Stooge (Tchao Pantin), Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources (US title: Manon of the Spring). He won the César Award for Best Cinematography in 1977 and 1984, and was nominated in 1980, 1982, 1985 and 1987.

He is a professor at France's national film school La Fémis.


As a director

  • 1988: Camille Claudel
  • 1992: Albert Souffre
  • 2000: Passionnément
  • 2002: Jim, la nuit

As a cinematographer


  1. "Berlinale: 1989 Prize Winners". Retrieved 2011-03-10.
  2. Nesselson, Lisa (31 August 1992). "Albert Souffre". Variety.
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