Laurent Brunet is a César Award-winning cinematographer from France who is known for skillfully combining a high level of technical proficiency and dramatic artistry in all of his work. This dexterity is evident in his collaborations with French writer and director Raphaël Nadjari. The two originally partnered in 1999 for the making of Nadjari's first U.S. feature, "The Shade," and have since continued working together. "Tehilim," their fifth joint film, was an official selection at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. Brunet had a brief stint working on TV, doing the photography on the short-lived crime drama "Belle à Mourir" in 2002. He has since worked as a cinematographer solely on feature films, often with other world-class filmmakers like Amos Gitai, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, and Martin Provost. Brunet won a César Award for Best Cinematography for his work on Provost's 2008 film "Séraphine," a biopic about the French painter Séraphine de Senlis that also won the 2009 César Award for Best Film. In 2010, he did the photography on Angelo Cianci's film "Dernier Étage Gauche Gauche." This comedic political satire about a teenage hostage situation in an apartment building in a Parisian suburb was well received by critics and was awarded a FIPRESCI Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2011.