Arri Hosts Party at Cannes

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Thu, 06/14/2012 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

For the third year in a row Arri played host to the Cannes International Film Festival Director’s Fortnight Happy Hour events bringing together directors producers cinematographers and industry professionals from around the world. Several award-winning movies were shot with Arri Alexa cameras. Later in the week the festival awarded Michael Haneke the top prize of the Palme d’Or for Amour a film of love and death. Shot by Darius Khondji Amour was one of the first projects worldwide to capture with Arri Alexa in ArriRaw. Also captured with Alexa was Jagten by Thomas Vinterberg who’s leading actor Mads Mikkelsen garnered the award for best actor along with cinematographer          Charlotte Brus Christensen winning the Vulcain award for artist technician. Djeca directed by Aida Bejic received the Special Distinction of Un Certain Regard shot by Erol Zubcevic captured with Alexa and Arri/Zeiss Master Prime lenses. In the Director’s Fortnight selection the SACD award went to Camille Redouble directed by Noéme Lvovsky and shot by Jean Marc Fabre also captured with Alexa. Stephan Schenk general manager business unit camera & DI systems at Arri said “We congratulate all the winners and nominees of this year’s awards. We are truly delighted so many of these amazing productions chose to shoot with the Arri Alexa and almost all the winners of the main competition where shot with Arri film cameras. This year we celebrate our 95th anniversary and will endeavor to continue to provide leading-edge technology to enable filmmakers to tell their stories and create and capture their vision.