5:09pm PT by Carolyn Giardina
'La La Land' to Dance Into Paris Theaters in New HDR Format
When Damien Chazelle’s La La Land opens in France on Jan. 25, a handful of cinemas will show the film in EclairColor, a recently launched digital cinema mastering and exhibition system that offers high dynamic range (HDR) capabilities.
France-headquartered digital cinema services business Ymagis Group and its post-production company Éclair unveiled EclairColor last summer, and there are now 16 supported screens in France, plus one in Germany. Ymagis hopes to expand its footprint of supported theaters, including entering the U.S. market.
As to available content, there have already been a few EclairColor-mastered releases, starting with Kleber Mendonça Filho's Aquarius. On Monday, Ymagis announced that in addition to La La Land, upcoming 2017 releases that will get an EclairColor version include L’Ascension (Mars), Seuls (StudioCanal), Le Secret de la chambre noire (Original Version/Condor) and A ceux qui nous ont offensés (The Jokers). The lineup also includes Chacun sa vie (Les Films 13 - Metropolitan), Brimstone (The Jokers), Message from the King (The Jokers), Les Nouvelles Aventures de Cendrillon (Pathé) and Tout là-haut (UGC Distribution).
La La Land, whose France distributor is SND, will play in EclairColor at Gaumont Champs-Elysées and Pathé Wepler, both in Paris; Les Confluences, Varenne-sur-Seine; and Le Sirius, Le Havre.