If you’re looking for up-and-comers in the cinematography world, Michał Sobocinski tops the list. He is one of the most exciting cinematographers working today in Poland.
He was presented on “Variety's 2017 Artisans Impact Report”. The elite in this report create onscreen magic via practical math plus good old risk-taking. He’s also one of 10 rising stars of cinematography in American Cinematographer magazine. He was awarded the Golden Frog at Camerimage 2017 for cinematography to "The Art of Loving. The Story of Michalina Wislocka" (Polish Films Competition).
Born in Lodz. Graduate of Cinematography Department of the Film School in Lodz. He began his work on film sets in 2005. His short feature film "The Father” was awarded the Bronze Tadpole in the Student Short Films Competition and the Panavision D. Samuelson Special Mention for Best School Short Film at Plus Camerimage International Film Festival. Since then, he stood behind the camera on numerous projects, feature films, television series and documentaries in Poland and abroad, i. a. "Art of loving. Story of Michalina Wisłocka", "Convoy", "Warsaw by night", "Kamchatka", TV series: "Żmijowisko", "Belfer", "Ziuk. Young Piłsudski - Conspirators”, "Belle Epoque", documentaries: "Świętokrzyski Shtetls", "Images from death factory", "I lived 17 Times" and it’s just a small bit of his impressive filmography.
He is the Director of Photography of the feature film "The Disciple", directed by Chaitanya Tamhane and Alfonso Cuaron as the executive producer. Film was in the official selection at many international film festivals with multiple nominees and awards, including prestigious FIPRESCI Award, presented by The International Federation of Film Critics and Best Screenplay Award at the 2020 Venice Film Festival. Film was picked at top of the lists made by all the leading film critics and magazines world wide as one of the best films in the world in 2021 (e.g. "The New York Times", „Los Angeles Times”, "Rolling Stone", "Time", "The New Yorker").
He was appreciated in the pre Oscar rankings by the most important newspapers in the USA: "New York Times" and "Los Angeles Times". "The Disciple" is among the best candidates for this year's Oscar. Moreover, the "Los Angeles Times" picked Sobociński in the "best cinematography" category as one of their top 5 choice next to Janusz Kaminski for "West Side Story” (dir. Steven Spielberg) and Greig Fraser for "Dune" (dir. Denis Villeneuve) amongst others.
Recently he was the Cinematographer on the set of a German/French spoken feature film "Filip" (dir. Michał Kwieciński), based on Leopold Tyrmand novel. The title character is a cosmopolitan and seducer incapable of deeper feelings. The plot is set during the Second World War in Frankfurt. The multi European cast of stars, includes Victor Meutelet, known for "Les innocents" (2018), "Rascals" and "Emily in Paris" (2020), Caroline Hartig "The Privilege” (2022), Zoe Straub "Isi I Ossi” (2020) and Robert Więckiewicz to name a few. Michal comes from cinematographers’ family - he is grandson of Witold Sobociński, son of Piotr Sobociński and brother of Piotr Sobociński Jr. Member of PSC - Polish Society of Cinematographers.
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