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Kuurne, Belgium—Feb 5, 2009

59th Berlinale Kicks Off with the International on Barco’s Digital Cinema Projectors

Barco, a global leader in digital cinema projection technology, announces that the 59th Berlin International Film Festival has selected digital cinema for their opening night. Barco’s DP-3000 will show The International for the first time to the big audience.

The 59th Berlin International Film Festival will open on February 5 with the world premiere of the US-German co-production The International, the new breathtaking thriller from Tom Tykwer, also known from the much awarded films Perfume and Lola Rennt.

The International tells the tale of an Interpol agent and a Manhattan Assistant District Attorney who attempt to bring to justice one of the world's most powerful banks. The story takes them on a chase across the globe to cities as Istanbul, New York and even Berlin. With digital projection, the audience will enjoy a high quality film with consistent picture brightness, contrast and vibrant colors, giving an extra dimension to the action on screen.

Barco is the exclusive digital cinema supplier for this year’s Berlinale and provides the organization with three DP-2000 and three DP-3000 digital cinema projectors. In addition to the equipment, Barco also gives technical support for the whole duration of the Berlinale. Barco’s service team will assist the organization during the set-up and all film screenings.

“We are thankful to have the support from the Barco service team for the Berlinale”, says Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick. “Their expertise and dedication will help us give the audience the ultimate film experience”.

The Berlin International Film Festival takes place from 5 to 15 February in various venues throughout Berlin. On opening night, you can see The International on Barco’s digital projectors in the Berlinale-Palast and Zoo-Palast.
Barco Contacts:

Camille Burch Camille Burch
Press and PR contact Americas
Barco n.v.
Telephone +1 678 584 2379
camille.burch@barco.com


Stephanie Vlegels Stephanie Vlegels
Press and PR contact EMEA
Barco nv
Telephone +32 56 36 81 66
stephanie.vlegels@barco.com


Vickie Yueh Vickie Yueh
Press and PR contact APAC & GRC
Barco nv
Telephone +886 2 8771 0228
vickie.yueh@barco.com

Logo: Barco Digital Cinema About Barco Digital Cinema: Barco designs technology to enable bright outcomes around the world. Seeing beyond the image, we develop sight, sound, and sharing solutions to help you work together, share insights, and wow audiences. Our focus is on three core markets: Enterprise (from meeting and control rooms to corporate spaces), Healthcare (from the radiology department to the operating room), and Entertainment (from movie theaters to live events and attractions). In 2016, we realized sales of 1.102 billion euro. We have a team of 3,500 employees, located in 90 countries, whose passion for technology is captured in 400 granted patents.

Barco is one of three licencees of Texas Instruments DLP Cinema™ technology. TI developed DLP Cinema™ technology working in close cooperation with Barco and others in the movie industry, to develop Cinema Projector and support systems based on DMD™ technology, to meet the requirement of studios, film distributors and exhibitors alike.
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