JURAJ CHLPÍK (ASK)
Cinematography Masterclass: Wednesday September 4th 2013, h 6 pm, Forza d’Agrò.
Born in Bratislava, cinematographer Juraj Chlpik (ASK) made his debut at the age of 24 on the first feature film by Vladimír Adásek Hannah and her brothers (Hana a jej Bratia, 2000), an official selection at the Bratislava International Film Festival.
Following to that debut, Chlpiík came to fame with Blind Loves (Slepe lásky, 2008) directed by Juraj Lehotsky, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. Such documentary, telling with great delicacy the love affairs of four blind persons, participated to some of the most acclaimed film festivals around the world, from Toronto to Mar del Plata, from London to Belgrade.
For his work in Blind Loves Chlpík got a special mention at PLUS CAMERIMAGE, the most renowned festival dedicated to the art and craft of cinematography in the world.
House (Dom, 2011) first feature film of Zuzana Liová was premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in 2011 and achieved various awards including the Jury Prize in the New Voices/New Visions category at the Palm Spring Festival and the Audience Award for Best Film at the International Film Festival Bratislava in 2011.
Chlpík has also shot Petžalka Identity, a personal work focusing the relationship between human beings and the socialist architecture in the district of Bratislava Petržalka, by the border between Slovakia, Hungary and Austria.
His last work as a cinematographer is Last Bus (Posledný autobus, 2011) directed by Martin Snopek and Ivana Lauíková, awarded with the Prix de la Jeueness at the ISFF Clermont-Ferrand 2012 and the Grand Prix at the Tampere Film Festival 2012.
Chlpík has also shot several music videos including the italians songs Wonderful Life by Zucchero and I wanna die for you by Gianna Nannini.
JURAJ CHLPÍK IS IN COMPETITION at TERRE DI CINEMA with HOUSE (DOM) of Zuzana Liová
Juraj Chlpik is a member of ASK, the Slovak society of cinematographers.