Manuel Alberto Claro

Manuel Alberto Claro
Born (1970-04-03) 3 April 1970
Santiago, Chile
Other names Emmanuel Claro
Manuel Claro
Manuel Clarou

Manuel Alberto Claro is a Chilean-Danish cinematographer. He was born in Santiago, Chile in 1970. In 1974 he moved to Denmark and since that time lives in Copenhagen.

He graduated as a stills photographer from Milan's Istituto Europeo di Design in 1994 and then worked as an assistant photographer in Milan, New York City and Copenhagen before enrolling at the National Film School of Denmark in 1997.

Since 2001 he has shot a number of features among them Reconstruction, which won the Camera d'Or in Cannes 2003 and the Bronze Frog at Camerimage 2004. Dark Horse which premiered in Un Certain Regard in Cannes 2005. Allegro which premiered at Venice Film Festival 2005 and for which he won both the Robert and the Bodil 2006 awards for best cinematography.

He also works on commercials for companies like IKEA, Nokia, Volkswagen and music videos.


Feature films

Short Films



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