Gergely Pohárnok was born in Budapest, and graduated at the Hungarian Academy of Drama and Film as a cinematographer in 2000.
From that on Pohárnok shoots several long features and short films, among them La partita lenta (2009), directed by Paolo Sorrentino, two awards winner at the Raindance Film Festival.
The collaboration with Paolo Sorrentino makes him a name in the Italian industry, especially in top commercials.
Pohárnok’s first Italian feature film is Una vita tranquilla (2010) by Claudio Cupellini, that gets four nominations for the David di Donatello Award in 2011, and wins two awards at Rome International Film Festival in 2010.
In 2012 he shoots Tutti i rumori del mare (2012) by Federico Brugia, followed by Miele (2013), by the popular actress and first-time director Valeria Golino. Miele collects 12 awards, among which the Golden Globe and a special mention at Cannes International Film Festival.
His last Italian film by Emanuele Crialese starring Penelope Cruz was in main competition in Venice film festival, and in the official program of Sundance. Pohárnok is a member of the Hungarian Cinematographers Association and a four times winner of the HSC – Kodak Cinematographer Award.