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Christie powers the screenings at 2024 Cannes Film Festival

This year’s film festival marks Christie’s 18th year as official projection technology partner

Christie is currently powering the screenings at the prestigious 77th Cannes Film Festival, from May 14-25, on the French Côte d’Azur. This marks the 18th year Christie has partnered with Cannes, and its projectors – both RGB pure laser illumination and its new series 4 Xenon-based systems – are being deployed in 24 spaces. including at the flagship Grand Théâtre Lumière room.

Christie CP4435-RGB pure laser projectors have been installed in the Grand Théâtre Lumière and Debussy rooms, as well as at La Plage, the festival’s outdoor theatre on the beach. According to Christie, its flagship RGB pure laser projectors with Real|Laser illumination deliver greater than 95% of the Rec. 2020 colour space.

Meryl Streep accepts an honorary Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival 2024

Meanwhile, Xenon-illuminated CP4420-Xe projectors are powering the screenings at the Bazin, Bunuel and Varda rooms, and CP2306-RGBe projectors will be used throughout the festival.

“It’s been our pleasure to support the film festival for nearly two decades,” said Adil Zerouali, senior sales director, Cinema EMEA, Christie. “The festival is amongst the most well-loved on the global stage, and this year, we will be able to showcase the latest releases using a broad range of technologies, demonstrating Christie’s ability to deliver impactful projection in screenings of all sizes.”

He added: “We continue to work with the festival and the Commission Supérieure Technique de l’Image et du Son (CST) to ensure it remains at the forefront of exceptional cinematic experiences. As ever, there is an incredibly exciting line-up of films on show, and we aim to offer the best possible platform to allow filmmakers’ creativity to shine.”

This year’s Cannes lineup includes a screening of Francis Ford Coppola’s Megalopolis, which is the director’s first movie in a decade. Other films vying for the top prize of the prestigious Palme d’Or include Yorgos Lanthimos’ Kinds of Kindness and David Cronenberg’s The Shrouds.

Christie’s projectors are also used at many other festivals around the world, including the Toronto International Film Festival, the Shanghai International Film Festival, the BFI London Film Festival, the Italian Contemporary Film Festival, and the Malaga Film Festival.