Rodrigo Prieto, heading to the Oscar

By Valeria Bigurra Peñavera

The Mexican filmmaker might be nominated for his work on "Silence"

The Hollywood awards season has begun, and in anticipation of the Oscars, many have been the predictions about potential candidates, among which is the talented Mexican film photographer Rodrigo Prieto.

rodrigoOriginal Image, source: Official Facebook page ofRodrigo Prieto

Variety magazine, one of the most important film magazines, launched its Oscar predictions and bets that the photographer will be representing Mexico in the next edition of the acclaimed awards.

Prieto could be nominated for his work in Silence, directed by Martin Scorsese, written by Jay Cocks and starring Liam Neeson and Andrew Garfield, which tells the story of two Jesuit priests facing violent persecution when they travel to Japan, to seek their mentor to spread the teachings of Christianity.

To make the photograph of this film Prieto had to use various methods that could be considered unusual like the use of candles as source of illumination in diverse scenes.

silence2© Paramount Pictures

Since moving to Hollywood in 2000, he has worked in various productions with directors such as Oliver Stone, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Ang Lee and Martin Scorsese.

This would be the second nomination of Rodrigo Prieto, because a few years ago he was nominated for his work in the film "Brokeback Mountain" by director Ang Lee.

During his career, Preito was also part of the renaissance of Mexican cinema through his work in films such as "Amores Perros", "21 Gramos", "Babel" and "Biutiful", between 2000 and 2010.

silence© Paramount Pictures

Other films he has worked on include: Ben Affleck's Oscar winner "Argo", Spike Lee's "25th hour", Curtis Hanson's "8 Mile", and this is his second time working with Martin Scorsese, because he also collaborated in the film "The Wolf of Wall Street".

The Oscar nominees will be announced on January 24, while the awards will be held on February 26, and this year's host will be Jimmy Kimmel.

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