Now that Alfonso Cuarón has wrapped production on “Roma,” the Film Stage has put together a helpful primer on the film’s cinematographer. Emmanuel Lubezki had previously served as DP on each of the director’s films save for “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”; their most recent collaboration, “Gravity,” earned them both Academy Awards. Now that Galo Olivares is stepping up, take a moment acquaint yourself with his prior work.
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Cuarón shot “Roma” along with Olivares, who’s worked on a number of productions in Mexico over the last several years: “La Rabia de Clara,” “Australia,” “Hear Me Lord.”. “Returning to my country with this specific project was something very personal, because we made a film set in the ’70s, with many elements and experiences of my childhood,” said Cuarón of “Roma,” the first movie he’s made in Mexico since “Y Tu Mamá También.”
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If IMDb is to be believed, “Roma” is only Olivares’ second feature after “El Vigilante.” He also recently completed four more shorts: “T. Rex,” “The Night Watch,” “Dissonance” and “Clara’s Rage.” See a few samples of his work below, and check out his website.