Cinematographer Witold Sobocinski Is No More: Dies At 89

News by Joey Jordan Published on 20 Nov,2018

Cinematographer Witold Sobonski Died At 89 Days After Receiving Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Polish cinematographer Witold Sobonski, known for his work in Oscar-nominated The Promised Land died.
  • The National Film School in Lodz, Poland announced the death news on Monday, 19th November, he was 89.
  • On November 10, he was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Camerimage International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography.

Polish cinematographer Witold Sobocinski has died. The Camerimage lifetime achievement award-receiver died suddenly on Monday, 19th November. He was 89.

The National Film School in Lodz, Poland announced the death of the cinematographer on Monday.

Sobocinski was honored with the lifetime achievement award at the Camerimage International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography on November 10, where director Roman Polanski made a surprise appearance to present the honor to him.

Sobocinski and Polanski collaborated on the Harrison Ford and Emmanuelle Seigner starrer 1988 Paris-set thriller Frantic.

Witold was known for his work in the movies including the Oscar-nominated The Promised Land, The Hourglass Sanatorium, and The Wedding.

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Camerimage conducted their condolences to the late cinematographer in a statement which read:

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to Witold Sobocinski's family an friends... To all film lovers around the world we say, remember him like we do, not in black and white, but in full color.

Besides being a cinematographer, Sobocinski was a teacher and a jazz musician. He was a drummer in a band in college. He graduated from Poland's National Film School in Lodz.