Walter Lassally

Walter Lassally

Walter Lassally (born 18 December 1926) is a German-born British cinematographer. He was closely associated with the Free cinema movement in the 1950s, and the British New Wave in the early 1960s. He also worked with Greek filmmaker Michael Cacoyannis between 1956 and 1967, and with James Ivory in the 1970s and 1980s. He now lives near Chania in Crete, where he shot Zorba the Greek in 1963.


1964 Academy Award for Best Cinematography (Black-and-White) for Zorba the Greek (1964)

2008 American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) International Achievement Award, presented at the 22nd Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards celebration on January 26, 2008, at the Hollywood and Highland Grand Ballroom, Los Angeles.

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