For the fifteenth time, Christies is the projection technology partner for the Cannes Film Festival, which began today and runs through July 17. It will be the first in-person edition of the Cannes Film Festival since 2019, and Christie will provide installation and show support for the occasion.
“It is a great privilege to play a role at the Cannes Film Festival,” says Adil Zerouali, senior sales director cinema EMEA, Christie. “As with many festivals and events around the globe, there have been a great number of logistical challenges to overcome this past year-and-a half. Nonetheless we are excited to celebrate cinema in-person at Cannes once again, and we think audiences will be very impressed with the colors, clarity and performance of our RGB pure laser projectors, the first time pure laser is used at the Cannes Festival. RGB lasers will allow the impressive line-up of films to deliver the impact they should.”
Technical specification for the projection technology throughout the festival is overseen by the Commission Supérieure Technique de l’Image et du Son. “I have been working with them since earlier on in the year, to ensure that we can provide everything to support its needs,” adds Francis Zee, technical consultant, at Christie. “They are a skilled team and look after final alignment and testing of all screens. They will provide front-line support, with the Christie team remaining onsite throughout the two weeks of the festival for expert advice.”
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