Łukasz Żal

Director of photography


Łukasz Żal is an Academy Award-nominated cinematographer based in Poland. COLD WAR, directed by Paweł Pawlikowski, landed Łukasz Żal not only the Oscar nomination but also ASC Award, the Silver Frog Award for cinematography at the 2018 Camerimage Festival in Poland, as well as a nomination for BAFTA Award.

For the first time, Łukasz was nominated for the Academy Award in 2016 for Pawlikowski’s IDA and was one of two cinematographers of an Oscar- nominated animation LOVING VINCENT (dir. Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman) in 2017.

Cinematographer on DOVLATOV (dir. Aleksiej German Jr.), which premiered at the Berlinale 2018 and THE HERE AFTER (dir. Magnus von Horn), which premiered at Quinzaine des Réalisateurs (Directors’ Fortnight) at Cannes Film Festival in 2015.

Most recently, Łukasz was responsible for the cinematography in Charlie Kaufman’s film I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS, available on Netflix.