NHK to demo 8K at Cannes Film Festival

Japan’s public broadcaster NHK is to show an 8K short movie at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival. The film, Beauties À La Carte, was shot in NHK’s 8K Super Hi-Vision format complete with 22.2 channel sound.

“The production of Beauties À La Carte is part of our efforts to understand the technical challenges of producing drama in this new format,” said Nobuhiro Haneda, NHK’s senior manager in charge of 8K content production. “I hope we can work with film industry professionals to further explore the possibilities of using 8K for feature films.”

Directed by Toshio Lee, Beauties À La Carte tells the story of a gourmet food writer invited to a new French restaurant where the chef decides what to serve based on his patrons. At the screening, viewers will also be treated to 8K coverage of the Rio de Janeiro Carnival by NHK, as well as wildlife, entertainment, art and sports footage.

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