Vierny, Sacha

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Vierny, Sacha Gender: M
Vierny, Nessanel Sacha
born on 10 August 1919 at 12:15 (= 12:15 PM )
Place Bois le Roi, France, 48n28, 2e42
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 16°46' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 01°15 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 28°41'


French cinematographer recognized for his collaborations with Alain Resnais and Chris Marker, notably the film "Last Year at Marienbad," 1961.

The son of Russian-Jewish immigrants, Vierny initially worked as a schoolteacher before spending a short time studying to be a veterinarian. He eventually enrolled at the Institut des Hautes Etudes Cinemato-graphiques (IDHEC) in Paris. After graduation, he began his career by doing film documentaries in Africa, and then in 1953, he worked as an assistant to Ghislain Cloquet. It was here that he first worked with Resnais during the filming of "Night and Fog," 1956. After much work on shorts, he began working on feature films in 1958 and he quickly gained a stellar reputation within the industry.

In the mid-1980s, he began a long association with Peter Greenaway, a relationship that lasted for more than a decade. The films, which illustrate Vierny's masterful use of lighting and deep focus techniques, include "A Zed and Two Noughts," 1986, to "8 Women," 1999. His last film was "The Man Who Cried," 1999.

Vierny died on 5/15/2001, Paris.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death, Cause unspecified 15 May 2001 at 12:00 noon in Paris, France (Age 81)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1961 (Notable film released)
  • Work : New Job 1953 (Assistant to Ghislain Cloquet)
  • Work : New Job 1958 (Began working in feature films)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1999 (Last film released)

Source Notes

B.C. in hand from Steinbrecher


  • Lifestyle : Work : Same Job more than 10 yrs (Worked into his late 70's)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director (Cinematographer)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 81)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Work in team/ Tandem (Worked with noted filmmakers)