Bruno Delbonnel


CINEMATOGRAPHER: Inside Llewyn Davis


Inside Llewyn Davis follows a week in the life of a young folk singer at a crossroads, struggling to make it in the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac)—guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter—is beset by seemingly insurmountable obstacles, some of them of his own making.  Living at the mercy of both friends and strangers, scaring up what work he can find, Llewyn journeys from the basket houses of the Village to an empty Chicago club—on a misbegotten odyssey to audition for a music mogul—and back again.


BRUNO DELBONNEL was born in Nancy, France and graduated from Paris’ École Supérieure d’Études Cinématographiques. One of France’s foremost cinematographers, Delbonnel was nominated in the US for three Academy Awards—for two films directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Amélie and A Very Long Engagement, and for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Amélie was also nominated for a BAFTA Award, and A Very Long Engagement won a Cesar Award for Best Cinematography.

Delbonnel’s other French films include Tout le monde n’a pas eu la chance d’avoir des parents communistes, C’est jamais loin, Maria, Nonna, la vierge et moi,  e Cat’s Meow, Ni Pour, Ni Contre, and the ‘Tuileries’ section of Paris, je t’aime directed by the Coens.

He recently collaborated with Jean-Pierre Jeunet for the third time on the upcoming The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet.