Łukasz Żal

director of photography

SHORT BIO

Łukasz Żal is a Polish cinematographer born in 1981, an Oscar and BAFTA-nominee for IDA (dir. Paweł Pawlikowski) and a winner of the Golden Frog Award at Camerimage International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography.

Director of Photography of DOVLATOV (dir. Aleksiej German Jr.) nominated for the Golden Bear at 2018 Berlin International Film Festival and THE HERE AFTER (dir. Magnus von Horn), which premiered at Cannes Film Festival in 2015.

Łukasz was a cinematographer of the Polish Oscar nominated documentary JOANNA (dir. Aneta Kopacz) and one of two cinematographers of an Oscar nominated animation LOVING VINCENT (dir. Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman).

Most recently Łukasz was responsible for cinematography in COLD WAR (dir. Paweł Pawlikowski) nominated for Palme d’Or at 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

Łukasz is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and European Film Academy.

REEL

IDA - trailer | feature film | dir. Paweł Pawlikowski | PL, DK | 2013
Huawei | commercial | dir. Marcin Serafin I PL | 2018
Zovirax | commercial | UK | 2017
Alivia „Wojna z rakiem“ | commercial | PL | 2016
TWARDOWSKY - Polish Legends | short film | dir. Tomasz Bagiński | PL | 2015
The Here After | feature film | dir. Magnus von Horn | FR, PL, SWE | 2015
The High Frontier | feature film | dir. Wojciech Kasperski | PL | 2016