Pixar comes back to the Cannes Film Festival premiering ‘Elemental’ on closing night
Pixar will return to the Cannes Film Festival on closing night with the world premiere of their new animated feature “Elemental.”
Presented Out of Competition, the animated tale will be released in theatres on June 16 in the U.S. and on June 21 in France. “Elemental” is the fourth feature film from Pixar Animation Studios to be presented in the Official Selection, after “Up,” “Inside Out” and “Soul.”
“As we all emerge from our pandemic cocoons and come together in story rooms, animation dailies and impromptu brainstorming sessions, it’s a joy and honour to have Pixar back on La Croisette,” said Pete Docter, Pixar’s chief creative officer. “Directed by the extraordinary storyteller Peter Sohn, ‘Elemental’ is so funny, full of heart and, frankly, stunning. It was created for audiences to experience on the big screen and I love that it’ll make its world premiere at Cannes,” Docter continued.
“Element” revolves around the friendship between Ember, a fearless and quick-witted young woman with a strong personality (element of fire), and Wade, a sentimental, fun-loving, go-with-the-flow boy (element of water).
Thierry Frémaux, Cannes’ general delegate, pointed out that “for many years, the Cannes Film Festival has welcomed animated films from around the world.” “Pixar Animation Studios, with ‘Up,’ directed by Pete Docter, made Cannes history by opening the 62nd edition of the Festival in 2009. It was a wonderful event! This is another great opportunity, to present the amazing ‘Elemental,’ for the ‘Last Screening’ of this 76th Festival de Cannes, and to think about our lives in such a powerful way,” Fremaux continued.