Benjamin Button and Valkyrie premiered digitally at Berlin


MUMBAI: Bratt Pitt walked the red carpet at the Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, accompanied by Angelina Jolie, and the very next day Tom Cruise was on parade just a few meters away. The popular Hollywood stars had visited the German capital in order to promote their new motion pictures.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, the film which is an adaptation of a short story of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Pitt is playing the main role of a man aging backwards.

The films made its debut on the European screen on 19 January. It was presented digitally at the CineStar theatre at the Potsdamer Platz, in three auditoria at the same time.

Valkyrie, Bryan Singer’s movie about the attempt to assassinate Hitler on 20 July in 1944, starring Cruise as Count Claus von Stauffenberg, made its European premiere at the Musical Theatre the next evening. This venue is also known as the Berlinale Palace where the International Berlin Film Festival will be opened in a fortnight.

In order to ensure immaculate picture quality at these premiere shows, Warner and Fox banked on Kinoton DCP Digital Cinema Projectors and the renowned technical service of Kinoton’s branch in Berlin. The two major film distributors often entrust the Kinoton team of technicians with such projects. Past December they had already attended to the world premiere of Inkheart, the German premiere of Australia and the Berlin premiere of 1 ½ Knights.