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laurent tangy

French cinematographer Laurent Tangy is a prolific talent, having recently lensed Valérie Donzelli’s Just the Two of Us and Nicolas Bedos’ Mascarade, both of which premiered at Cannes Film Festival, along with the Audrey Diwan’s thriller L'Événement (The Happening), which won the Golden Lion award at Venice Film Festival. Tangy is a Cannes veteran–his latest work, Beating Hearts for director Gilles Lellouche, is also premiering at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and is nominated for the Palme d’Or.


Tangy is most recognized for his collaborations with director Cédric Jimenez for the feature films The Connection, starring Jean Dujardin, a sweeping mafia picture shot in 35mm, and for The Man with the Iron Heart, starring Rosamund Pike and Jason Clarke. Tangy also shot the Franco-British TV crime drama The Last Panthers, which was a BAFTA nominee for Best Drama in 2016. His work on the sports comedy Le Grand Bain (Sink or Swim), with director Gilles Lellouche, was selected for the 2018 Cannes Film Festival and earned him a 2019 Cesar Award Nomination for Best Cinematography. 


Other recent work includes the 2020 action/thriller BAC Nord (The Stronghold) for director Cédric Jimenez and StudioCanal, which was nominated for seven Cesar awards. Tangy is highly versatile, having shot the Rectangle Productions comedy #Iamhere, directed by Eric Lartigau, and the Netflix horror Get In, directed by Olivier Abbou, both released in 2019. Previous credits include Unleashed (2005), The Transporter (2002), Wasabi (2001) and Kiss of the Dragon (2001).


Born and raised in Paris, Tangy began his career in documentaries. In 2006 he began shooting music videos. His video for Justice won an MTV award He has since shot commercials for world-class brands such as Cartier, Chanel, Armani, YSL, Louis Vuitton, Dior, L’Oreal and Coca-Cola.


Tangy is fluent in English, Spanish and French.

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