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Founded in 1946, the Cannes Film Festival has been synonymous with creative filmmaking, and in turn, Technicolor has a long history with the international film festival. At this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Technicolor worked on a Woody Allen film, a Steven Spielberg film, four films screening in competition, and three films screening in the Un Certain Regard section. This year’s festival also marks a special moment in Technicolor’s long-standing creative relationship with three-time Oscar-winning cinematographer Vittorio Storraro, ASC, AIC. Storraro won the Oscar for Best Cinematography for his work on Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now in 1979. That same year Coppola’s Vietnam War epic won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Technicolor teams provided numerous creative services on the film and worked closely with Storraro and Coppola. Now, 37 years later, Technicolor supports Storraro, who is the cinematographer on Woody Allen’s latest film, Cafè Society, which will have its world premiere at Cannes and is Allen’s first foray into shooting on digital.
Technicolor France worked on three films that are in competition at this year’s festival -- Mal de pierres, directed by Nicole Garcia, Bacalaureat, directed by Cristian Mungiu, and Elle, directed by Paul Verhoeven. Picture post services were also provided for La Danseuse, directed by Stèhanie Di Giusto, which is screening under the Un Certain Regard section.
Mikros Image handled the visual effects for two films in competition for the Palme d’Or -- Ma Loute, directed by Bruno Dumont, and Elle, directed by Paul Verhoeven. In the Un Certain Regard section of the festival, Mikros provided digital services for La Danseuse, directed by Stèhanie Di Giusto, La Tortue Rouge, directed by Michael Dudok de Wit, and Fuchi ni tatsu directed by Koji Fukada.
Steven Spielberg’s fantasy adventure film The BFG will be screening out of competition. Technicolor teams in Los Angeles, Vancouver (where the film was shot), and London provided an array of services for the highly anticipated summer release, continuing a creative partnership with Spielberg and cinematographer Janusz Kaminski that includes Saving Private Ryan and Bridge of Spies.
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