Matthieu Laclau has been working as a director of photography and an editor in Beijing for the past five years. He graduated from a Film Theory Master Degree at the Paris 3 University in France.
Matthieu first came to Beijing in 2007 to make a documentary on Jia Zhangke (“Xiao Jia Going Home”, dir. Damien Ounouri). He wins the 50th Golden Horse Best Film Editing Awards for his work on : “A Touch of Sin” directed by Jia Zhang Ke.
His most recent work includes:
“A Touch Of Sin” (dir. Jia Zhang-Ke 2013);
“Fidaï” (dir. Damien Ounouri 2012);
“The First Aggregate” (dir. Emyr ap Richard and Erdenibulag Darhad 2012);
“Fallen City” (dir. by Zhao Qi 2012);
“Longing for the Rain” (dir. Yang Lina 2013);
“Mr Tree” (dir. Han Jie 2011).
A TOUCH OF SIN feature film directed by Jia Zhang-Ke, Festival de Cannes 2013 / Award for Best Screenplay / Official Selection /Competition
FIDAI feature documentary directed by Damien Ounouri about the Algeria War, produced by Jia Zhang-Ke (Kafard Films in association with Xstream Pictures, Arri Alexa, France and Algeria)
MR. TREE feature film directed by Han Jie, produced by Jia Zhangke (X-Stream Pictures, 35mm, 2011). Grand Price of Jury and Best Director at Shanghai International Film Festival 2011
FALLEN CITY feature documentary about the earthquake in Sichuan directed by Zhao Qi, shot from 2008 to 2011 (YuanFang Media, Panasonic P2, Editing)
THE FIRST AGGREGATE feature film directed by Emyr ap Richard and Erdenibulag Darhad, shot in China Inner Mongolia (Lenah Films, 35mm, Red, Alexa)
LONGING FOR THE RAIN feature film directed by Yang Lina (Canon 5D, Hong Kong). Selected in Golden Tiger Competition of Rotterdam International Film Festival 2013 and in the Young Cinema Competition of Hong Kong International Film Festival 2013.
NO ANAESTHETIC feature documentary film directed Qiao Li (Bag Ladies, Canon 7D and Panasonic HVX200)
Director of Photography
TRAP STREET (cinematographer) feature film directed by Vivian Qu (22 Hours Films, Red Epic, China)
FIDAI (director of photography) feature documentary directed by Damien Ounouri about the Algeria War, produced by Jia Zhang-Ke (Kafard Films in association with Xstream Pictures, Arri Alexa, France and Algeria)
GASP (second unit operator) feature film directed by Zheng Zhong, with Ge You, John Savage, Kelly Lin and Chen Bolin (Beijing Zentan Culture & Media, HD, Panasonic HVX900, Beijing, 2009)
XIAO JIA GOING HOME (director of photography) documentary directed by Damien Ounouri, portrait of the chinese director Jia Zhang-Ke (autoproduction, DV, Beijing and Fenyang, 2008)
SANG D’ENCRE (camera operator) short film directed by Nicolas Novak, with the support of Aaton, Panavision Alga/Techno, Kodak, Arane and Kaczek Visuals (autoproduction, 35mm, Paris, 2008)
YUN XIA (director of photography) film directed by Li Danfeng (autoproduction, DV, Beijing and Paris, 2007)
CHANG PING (director of photography) documentary directed by Liliana Diaz and Damien Ounouri (autoproduction, DV, Changping, 2007)
INSEPARABLE (director and editor of the behind the scene documentary) film directed by Dayyan Eng with Kevin Spacey and Daniel Wu (35mm, Arri LT, director of photography : Thierry Arbogast, Canton, 2010)
MR. TREE (director and editor of the behind the scene documentary) feature film directed by Han Jie, supervised by Jia Zhangke (X-Stream Pictures, 35mm, Moviecam, director of photography : Yiu-Fai Lai, Chengchun, 2009)
GASP (director and editor of the behind the scene documentary) feature film directed by Zheng Zhong (Beijing Zentan Culture & Media, 35mm, Arri 535, director of photography : Aasulv Austad, Beijing, 2009)
AUTREMENT, LA VOILE (director) documentary about Fred Buerle, an handicaped person practicing sailing in the Club de Voile Soustons Marensin (winner of the price “Regards d’or” of the contest “Regards de club” organized by the French Sailing Federation)
ALONE (director and director of photography) short film with Grégoire Bonnet and Nelson Ghrenassia (autoproduction, DV, France, 2006)