Renato Berta

Renato Berta
Born (1945-03-02) 2 March 1945
Bellinzona, Switzerland
Occupation Cinematographer, Film director
Years active 1969–present

Renato Berta is a Swiss cinematographer and film director, best known for his collaborations with directors Alain Tanner & Jean-Marie Straub. Trained at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome, Berta has worked as cinematographer in more than 100 films since 1969. He won a César Award for Best Cinematography for Au revoir les enfants in 1988 and a David di Donatello for Best Cinematography for Noi credevamo in 2011.[1]

In 2013, he was awarded the Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.[2]


Year Title Notes
1969 Charles, Dead or Alive
1969 Long Live Death
1970 Eyes Do Not Want to Close at All Times, or, Perhaps One Day Rome Will Allow Herself to Choose in Her Turn
1970 Marie pleine de grâce
1971 The Salamander
1971 On the Point of Death
1972 History Lessons
1972 Tonight or Never
1973 Einleitung zu Arnold Schoenbergs Begleitmusik zu einer Lichtspielscene Documentary short
1973 Le Retour d'Afrique
1973 Sexologos
1973 The Awful Manners
1973 Der Tod des Flohzirkusdirektors
1974 La Paloma
1974 The Middle of the World
1974 Schattenreiter Telefilm
1975 Moses and Aaron
1975 The Wonderful Crook
1976 Shadow of Angels
1976 Der Gehülfe
1976 Fortini/Cani Documentary
1976 Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000
1976 The Big Night
1976 Sartre by Himself Documentary
1977 San Gottardo
1977 The Indians Are Still Far Away
1977 A. Constant
1977 Faces of Love
1978 His Master's Voice
1978 Violanta
1978 Alzire or the New Continent
1979 Messidor
1980 Every Man for Himself
1980 Return to Marseilles
1981 Max Frisch, Journal I-III
1981 Seuls
1981 Das Haus im Park Telefilm
1981 Notre Dame de la Croisette Documentary
1982 Hécate
1983 The Wounded Man
1983 Imitation of Life TV documentary
1984 Vive les femmes!
1984 Full Moon in Paris
1984 Tosca's Kiss Documentary
1984 Le Voyage d'Antoine Short film
1985 Rendez-vous Nominated—César Award for Best Cinematography
1985 L'Atelier TV documentary
1985 Hurlevent
1985 L'Homme aux yeux d'argent
1986 Taxi Boy
1986 Corps et biens
1987 Der Tod des Empedokles oder: Wenn dann der Erde Grün von neuem Euch erglänzt
1987 Jenatsch
1987 Au revoir les enfants César Award for Best Cinematography
1987 Les Innocents
1988 Ada in the Jungle
1989 Chimère
1989 Twister
1990 May Fools
1990 Uranus
1991 Le Film du Cinéma Suisse
1991 Viaggio in Italia Telefilm
1991 Nothing But Lies
1992 Off Season
1993 L'Instinct de l'ange
1993 Next Time the Fire
1993 Smoking/No Smoking Nominated—César Award for Best Cinematography
1994 The Death of Molière Video
1995 Adultery: A User's Guide
1995 Zihron Devarim
1995 Das geschriebene Gesicht Documentary
1996 Le Géographe Manuel
1996 Party
1996 Chimère Telefilm
1997 Voyage to the Beginning of the World
1997 Le Silence de Rak
1997 Same Old Song
1998 Anxiety
1998 Yom Yom
1999 Kadosh
1999 Vanaprastham
1999 Beresina, or the Last Days of Switzerland
2000 Vive nous!
2000 Kippur
2000 Merci pour le chocolat
2000 Word and Utopia
2000 Addio Lugano bella
2001 Workers, Peasants
2001 Eden
2002 Marie-Jo and Her Two Lovers
2002 The Uncertainty Principle
2002 Lulu
2003 Umiliati Short film
2003 Il ritorno del figlio prodigo Short film
2003 Three-Step Dance
2003 Alila
2003 Not on the Lips
2004 Une visite au Louvre Documentary
2004 My Father Is an Engineer
2004 The Last Mitterrand
2005 Roger Diamantis ou La vraie vie Documentary
2005 Code 68
2005 Magic Mirror
2006 Quei loro incontri
2007 Max & Co
2008 Artemis' Knee Short film
2009 Anonymes
2009 Joachim Gatti, variation de lumière Documentary short
2010 O somma luce Short film
2010 Noi credevamo David di Donatello for Best Cinematography
Nominated—Globo d'oro for Best Cinematography
2010 Belleville-Tokyo
2011 An Heir Short film
2011 L'Inconsolable Short film
2012 Lullaby to My Father Documentary
2012 Gebo and the Shadow
2012 A Child of Yours
2012 Asfouri
2013 Dialogue d'ombres Short film
2014 Leopardi Nominated—David di Donatello for Best Cinematography
2014 O Velho do Restelo Short film
2014 Chafariz das Virtudes Short film
2015 In the Shadow of Women
2015 For This Is My Body


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