Dust restores "La Jetée" of Chris Marker

Posté mer 18/04/2001 - 00:00
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In Los Angeles, the start-up from Sophia Antipolis, specialized in digital restoration of films, has presented two American mythical films that it has restored.

The start-up from Sophia Antipolis Dust was the star this the Easter weekend in Los Angeles during the cinematographic festival “City of lights, city of angels” which took place from April 10th to 14th. On Saturday, François Helt, the CEO, presented two Chris Marker’s films that his company has restored : the mythical film “La Jetée” and a less famous work, “L’Ambassade”.“La Jetée”, which inspired Terry Gilliams for “12 monkeys”, was shot in 1962. The film has been deteriorated by the numerous copies that have been made. Dust has restored this world cinema masterpiece.As far as “L’Ambassade” is concerned, the film was shot in 1973, on 8mm documentary mode. The only copy of it was a video. Dust was in charge of restoring the work in 35 mm thanks to the automatic digital restoration process for film and video that François Helt, a mathematician, has created.For Dust, the presentation of these two restored works to American professionals was also a great opportunity : to promote the agency that the company has opened in the beginning of the year in Los Angeles. Indeed, the start-up from Sophia Antipolis has set up very close to Hollywood’s majors…

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