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Jim Jarmusch and Lars von Trier honour cinematographer Robby Muller


Jim Jarmusch and Lars von Trier have joined in tributes to the late Robby Muller.

Muller, a Dutch cinematographer best known for his collaborations with the film directors Jarmusch and Wim Wenders, died on 3 July 2018, aged 78. His innovative style and inspired use of light left him to be described as having “a permanent influence on the film language overall,” by the Netherlands Society of Cinematographers.

Prior to his death, Claire Pijman had been working on the documentary Living the Light – Robby Muller and finished shortly before he passed away. The film is expected to offer an unparalleled insight into Muller’s life, his view of art and the opinions of those closes to him.

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Living the Light will premiere at The Venice Film Festival on September 4th. To accompany that news, a trailer has been released and features testimonials from the likes of Jarmusch, Lars von Trier and  Wenders.

The film has been picked up by arthouse specialists Wide House who will be leading the release. “I chose Living the Light – Robby Muller because of the film’s beauty and the fact Robby’s art is like photographers, painters and represents the most famous films of the 20th century,” says Wide House’s Anais Clanet.

Here’s the trailer: