Lubezki, Emmanuel 1964(?)–

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LUBEZKI, Emmanuel 1964(?)–

(Chivo Lubezki)


Born c. 1964, in Mexico City, Mexico; son of Muni Lubezki (an actor); brother of Alejandro Lubezki (a writer and director). Education: Attended Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico and Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematograficos.


Agent—Julia Kole, Jacob & Kole Agency, 6715 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 216, Los Angeles, CA 90028.


Cinematographer, director, and producer. Also known as Chivo Lubezki.


American Society of Cinematographers, Association of Mexican Cinematographers.

Awards, Honors:

Silver Ariel, Ariel awards, best cinematography, and Tokyo International Film Festival Award (with Steven Bernstein), best artistic contribution, both 1992, for Como agua para chocolate; Silver Ariel nomination, best cinematography, 1992, for Solo con tu pareja; Silver Ariel and Havana Film Festival Award, both best cinematography, 1993, for Miroslava; Mystfest Award, best cinematography, 1993, for The Harvest; Silver Ariel and Catalonian International Film Festival Award, both best cinematography, 1994, for Ambar; Annual CableACE Award, National Cable Television Association, outstanding cinematography or lighting in a comedy or dramatic series, 1994, for "Murder Obliquely," Fallen Angels; Academy Award nomination, best cinematography, 1996, for A Little Princess; Boston Society of Film Critics Award, best cinematography, 1999, and Golden Satellite Award, International Press Academy, Santa Fe Film Critics Circle Award, Online Film Critics Society Award, Academy Award nomination, American Society of Cinematographers Award nomination, Chicago Film Critics Association Award nomination, and Sierra Award nomination, Las Vegas Film Critics Society, all best cinematography, 2000, all for Sleepy Hollow; MTV Movie Award nomination, best Mexican working in a foreign movie, 2002, for Ali; Golden Satellite Award nomination, best cinematography, 2005, for Lemony Snicket's "A Series of Unfortunate Events."


Film Work; Cinematographer:

Sera por eso que la quiero tanto, 1985.

Second unit cinematographer, Gaby—A True Story, TriStar, 1987.

Los buzos diamantistas (short film), 1988.

La muchacha (short film), 1990.

Bandidos (also known as Bandits), Buena Vista, 1991.

Solo con tu pareja (also known as Love in the Time of Hysteria), 1991.

(With Steven Bernstein) Como agua para chocolate (also known as Like Water for Chocolate), Mira-max, 1992.

The Harvest, Arrow Releasing, 1993.

Miroslava, 1993.

Twenty Bucks, Triton Pictures, 1993.

Ambar (also known as Amber), Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografia, 1994.

Reality Bites, Universal, 1994.

A Little Princess, Warner Bros., 1995.

A Walk in the Clouds, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1995.

The Birdcage (also known as Birds of a Feather), Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1996.

The Black Prince, 1997.

Great Expectations, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1998.

Meet Joe Black, Universal, 1998.

Sleepy Hollow, Paramount, 1999.

Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her, United Artists, 2000.

Ali, Columbia, 2001.

(Uncredited; with Allen Daviau) Hearts in Atlantis, Warner Bros., 2001.

Y tu mama tambien (also known as And Your Mother Too), IFC Films, 2001.

De Mesmer, con amor o te para dos (short film; also known as From Mesmer, with Love or Tea for Two), Instituto Mexicano e Cinematografia, 2002.

The Cat in the Hat (also known as Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat), Universal, 2003.

Lemony Snicket's "A Series of Unfortunate Events" (also known as Lemony Snicket), Paramount, 2004.

The Assassination of Richard Nixon, ThinkFilm, 2005.

The New World, New Line Cinema, 2005.

The History of Love, Producciones Anhelo, 2006.

The Memory of Running, Producciones Anhelo, 2006.

Mexico '68, Producciones Anhelo, 2006.

Film Director:

Marlena en la pared (short film), 1986.

Caifanes, 1990.

Film Producer:

El camino largo a Tijuana (also known as El camino largo), 1989.

Caifanes, 1990.

Associate producer, The Assassination of Richard Nixon, ThinkFilm, 2005.

Film Editor:

Caifanes, 1990.

Television Cinematographer; Series:

Cinematographer for a Mexican version of the series The Twilight Zone.

Television Cinematographer; Movies:

(With Alfonso Cuaron and others) El motel de la muerte, 1990.

Television Cinematographer; Episodic:

"I'll Be Waiting," Fallen Angels, Showtime, 1993.

"Murder Obliquely," Fallen Angels, Showtime, 1993.

"The Quiet Room," Fallen Angels, Showtime, 1993.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Himself, The 68th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1996.



Los Angeles Times, February 21, 1999.