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The cinematographer of ‘Mississippi Burning’, ‘The Truman Show’, ‘In the Name of the Father’, ‘Damage’, ‘Pink Floyd – The Wall’, ‘Life of Brian’, ‘Time Bandits’, ‘9½ Weeks’, ‘Richard III’, and many other notable films, the Oscar winner Peter Biziou, is this year’s laureate of the Golden Camera 300 for Life Achievement.

Biziou has worked with many major directorial names in the world of film. With Alan Parker, he made the drama ‘Mississippi Burning’ starring the actors Gene Hackman and Willem Dafoe, that won him the Oscar in 1988. With Jim Sheridan, he made ‘In the Name of the Father’ starring Daniel Day-Lewis, with Peter Weir he made ‘The Truman Show’ starring Jim Carrey, and with Luis Malle he made ‘Damage’ starring Jeremy Irons and Juliette Binoche.

Biziou started his tandem work with Parker in 1976, with the film ‘Bugsy Malone’ that launched the career of the film star Jodie Foster, and they also worked together on the famous work from 1982 – ‘Pink Floyd – The Wall’.

Another specific point in Biziou’s fruitful career is his cooperation with the famous acting, screenwriting and directing group of Monty Python. With their cult director, Terry Gilliam, in 1979 he made the ‘Life of Brian’ a burlesque comedy/parody of the life of Jesus of Nazareth, and in 1981 ‘The Time Bandits’.

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