Cinema Retro has received the following press release from Park Circus:
Park Circus is delighted to re-release Robert Wise’s
iconic motion picture musical The Sound of Music. Screening at select
cinemas in a new 70mm print and more widely in a 4K Digital restoration, the
1965 box office smash won 5 Academy Awards®, including Best Picture and Best
Director for Robert Wise. The family classic features the songs of Rodgers
& Hammerstein which have enchanted generations and are perfectly poised for
This new 70mm print is made from the original camera
negative and will be presented with DTS sound. The 4K Digital version comes
from an 8K scan restored and presented in 4K.
Maria, free-willed and deeply connected with the
beautiful Alpine landscape of her youth, is a conflicted postulant, debating
whether or not she should give her life over to serving in Nonnberg Abbey. Her
Mother Superior suggests that Maria should come to a decision after
experiencing more of life outside the Abbey, and sends Maria to act as a
governess to the seven children of Captain Georg von Trapp, an Austrian naval
officer and a widower.
Maria arrives at the von Trapp villa to discover she's
merely the latest in a long line of governesses the children have scared away.
But, with her love of life, music and dance, she quickly wins them over, and is
welcomed into the family. The von Trapp's delicate happiness is threatened,
however, by a burgeoning romance between Maria and the soon to be married
Captain, and the rise of the Third Reich in Austria that may see the Captain
forced to accept a position in the German Navy.
The Sound of Music will screen at the BFI (London) in 70mm from
May 18th before expanding to wider release throughout the UK and