Screening in Ster-Kinekor IMAX cinemas from 01 March 2024

“The future of cinema is IMAX and the large formats. The audience wants to see something that they cannot have at home, that they cannot have on streaming. They want to experience an event… It’s a tremendous art form that needs to be experienced in theatres.” – Filmmaker Denis Villeneuve

28 February 2024 – The launch of the much-anticipated Dune sequel on the biggest screens promises to be a truly immersive movie-viewing experience. Dune: Part Two releases in Ster-Kinekor’s IMAX cinemas nationally on Friday 01 March. For those who can’t wait, there will also be sneak screenings in IMAX on 29 February. The film will also be released in Ster-Kinekor’s luxurious Cine Prestige cinemas, D-Box to feel every move and 2D cinemas around the country on 01 March.

In Dune: Part Two the saga continues as award-winning filmmaker Denis Villeneuve embarks on the next chapter of Frank Herbert’s celebrated novel “Dune”. The film features an expanded all-star international ensemble cast including returning stars Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar nominees Josh Brolin and Austin Butler, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgård, Oscar nominee Charlotte Rampling and Oscar winner Javier Bardem. Also in the cast are newcomers Oscar nominee Florence Pugh, Oscar winner Christopher Walken, Léa Seydoux, and Souheila Yacoub.

This highly anticipated follow-up to 2021’s six-time Academy Award-winning Dune explores the mythic journey of Paul Atreides as he unites with Chani and the Fremen while on a path of revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, he endeavors to prevent a terrible future only he can foresee. 

Director Denis Villeneuve filmed Dune: Part Two for IMAX with the Arri Alexa 65 and LF model IMAX-certified cameras. Among the highest quality cameras in the world, the sequences are captured with unparalleled clarity, colour and have been truly optimised for IMAX cinemas.

Subsequently, once onscreen, these sequences are brought to life unlike any other moviegoing experience in the world – visually expanding to fill the IMAX screen with up to 26% more picture under the specific design of the director, and drawing fans right into the heart of the action. The film was photographed using IMAX’s larger 1.90:01 aspect ratio to provide audiences with a greater canvas of the spectacular images captured specifically for the IMAX large screen format. That combined with next generation IMAX precision sound, creates a truly immersive cinema experience.

Villeneuve describes one of the iconic scenes in this epic saga as follows: “There’s a shot where Paul finally rides on the worm. It’s a shot that we see his foot and finally he stands up and finds his balance on the worm for the very first time. It’s a bit like where he becomes a Fremen, where he becomes an adult. It’s barely described in the book, and I had to imagine the technique. How he will be physically able to jump onto a worm, making that look real, dangerous, and edgy? It required a tremendous amount of time and research and development, and it was by far the most complex sequence I have ever done in my life. I am reluctant to dive too much into the technicality of it because I love to keep the magic…”.

Watch the trailer here

Don’t miss the opportunity to watch this award-winning film in the best possible format – on the larger-than-life IMAX screens, as Dune: Part Two releases in Ster-Kinekor cinemas on Friday, 01 March.

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