It’s with great sadness that we share that news that cinematographer Igor Luther has passed away. Our thoughts are with his friends & family at this difficult time.
Igor was born in 1942 in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia, and worked in Germany, the USA, and Poland throughout his illustrious career. His incredible body of work saw him shoot films such as Andrzej Wajda’s Danton, Volker Schlöndorff’s The Tin Drum, and Rudolf van den Berg’s In the Cold Light of Day among many others.
He won Best Cinematography Award at the International Film Festival in Rome in 2008 for Giacomo Battiato’s Resolution 819. He also won the German Film Award twice (for Eins, and Die Eroberung der Zitadelle) and was nominated for the Czech Lion Award for his work on The Bed.
Igor also played a huge role in supporting CAMERIMAGE Festival during his lifetime and helped them as a member of their Main Competition jury, providing his invaluable advice and support.
The industry has lost a true great and he will be sorely missed by so many. His inspiring work will be treasured & remembered for many, many years to come.