Ymagis Group completed work on director Kleber Mendonça Filho’s Aquarius, the first feature-length film entirely remastered using EclairColor digital color technology. Screened in competition at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, Acquarius is scheduled for release in cinemas across France on Wednesday.
The Group also announced that Paris’ Etoile Saint Germain des Prés recently became the first commercial cinema to be equipped with EclairColor projection technology by Ymagis Group’s exhibitor services business unit, CinemaNext France.
"Audiences will now have the opportunity to discover for the very first time all the benefits of EclairColor technology, which is set to revolutionize the film going experience with significantly enhanced image quality through better color fidelity and greater contrast, not to mention more brightness and sharper details. EclairColor is like a stereoscopic film without 3D glasses," said Ymagis Group CEO and chairman Jean Mizrahi. “This is a significant milestone in our strategic deployment of EclairColor. From their earliest days, cinemas have been on the cutting edge of image and sound innovation, and they must remain an experience unlike any other. The significant advantages that EclairColor provides are clearly visible to all, which should greatly ease the adoption of this new technology by cinemas.”
"With its undeniably superior picture quality, Aquarius in EclairColor at the Etoile Saint Germain is striking," said Etoile Cinémas CEO David Henochsberg. "We are truly offering our audiences a premium experience. Aquarius takes on an entirely new dimension thanks to EclairColor. We are thrilled with this new partnership with CinemaNext and Eclair."
The announcement of the first feature-length film remastered using the EclairColor digital color solution was made on the opening day of the annual French cinema exhibitors’ convention in Deauville, France.
EclairColor is a new digital color solution that combines post-production processes and the optimization of select projection system technologies sold by CinemaNext. Perfected over the course of two years, it is the culmination of extensive testing by Ymagis Group engineers.
Aquarius is a Franco-Brazilian coproduction of Emilie Lesclaux, CinemaScopio, Saïd Ben Saïd, SBS Films and Michel Menkt.
EclairColor is a registered trademark of Ymagis.Group.
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