Jul 18, 2017

Barco projector screens previews of "Dunkirk"

Cinema 1 min read last updated on: May 22, 2018

A 5-minute preview of "Dunkirk" has been travelling through Europe using a Barco projector

One of the big releases of the summer is “Dunkirk”, Christopher Nolan’s epic look at the British army’s infamous retreat from France during the Second World War starring Kenneth Branagh. If the name Christopher Nolan rings a bell, that is probably because of his incredible string of movies such as “Inception”, “The Dark Knight” and most recently “Interstellar”. The British writer/director’s latest movie has been called “a terrifying, shattering spectacle” by The Guardian’s reviewer Peter Bradshaw.

Projecting "Dunkirk" on a Barco projector

Film fans in Europe have been enjoying short previews of “Dunkirk” prior to its official release. A high-tech mobile cinema from Cinetransformer has been travelling to nine cities in three countries for the screenings, and an integral part of the spectator experience has also been a Barco projector.

Since its release, the film has been receiving almost unanimous praise. Reviewer Peter Bradshaw of the UK's Guardian newspaper awarded it five out of five and called it Nolan's best movie to date, saying: "Nolan surrounds his audience with chaos and horror from the outset, and amazing images and dazzlingly accomplished set pieces on a huge 70mm screen, particularly the pontoon crammed with soldiers extending into the churning sea, exposed to enemy aircraft". Nolan shot the film in 70mm film, which means many enthusiasts insisted on viewing it in 70mm screenings (notably Imax). The town of Dunkirk now organizes an intersting walking tour of locations used in the movie.

Barco has a range of projectors that suit everything from small venues such as this mobile cinema to the largest premium screens

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