Charlotte Bruus Christensen is the cinematographer and director behind Black Narcissus. She lensed George Nolfi’s film, The Banker starring Samuel L. Jackson and Anthony Mackie. Previously, she shot the acclaimed A Quiet Place, directed by John Krasinski for Paramount Pictures. Additional recent credits include Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut Molly’s Game starring Jessica Chastain, Denzel Washington’s Oscar®-winning film Fences starring Washington and Viola Davis, as well as Tate Taylor’s thriller The Girl on the Train starring Emily Blunt.
Prior to these features, Bruus Christensen shot Thomas Vinterberg’s Far from the Madding Crowd starring Carey Mulligan, which earned her a spot on Variety’s “10 Cinematographers to Watch.” She has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with Vinterberg, which began when her short films caught his attention. This led to Bruus Christensen’s first feature film Submarino, which garnered her a Golden Frog nomination at Camerimage, as well as a Danish Film Academy Robert Award for Best Cinematography. Bruus Christensen maintained her partnership with the director by shooting his next film The Hunt, winning her The Vulcan Award at Cannes Film Festival and the Danish Film Critics’ Award for Best Cinematography.
Other credits include Anton Corbijn’s James Dean biopic Life starring Dane DeHaan and Robert Pattinson, which premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival, The Other Life directed by Jonas Elmer, Hunky Dory directed by Marc Evans and Oliver Ussing’s drama My Good Enemy.
Bruus Christensen first studied filmmaking in 1999 at the European Film College in Denmark. She was later admitted into the National Film and Television School's cinematography course in 2002.