In a Cannes market packed with holocaust dramas and repressed lesbian love, Pixar brought a few smiles to the Croisette on Day 6 of the film festival.
Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Lewis Black and Phyllis Smith turned up to support “Inside Out,” the latest from the animated hit machine about a tween girl’s emotions personified (played by Poehler and the lot) and running things inside her head.
“Pixar’s most ambitious, imaginative and adult film to date,” wrote Twitter user @trueportraits.
Director John Lasseter photobombed his stars Kaling and Poehler, who showed off some dyed-red locks.
– Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) May 18, 2015
TheWrap’s awards editor Steve Pond said with Disney’s and Pixar’s track record, “it’s a pretty safe bet that “Inside Out” will be the top-grossing movie out of everything to show at Cannes this year. And in a rare confluence, it’ll be one of the best, too.”
The animated movie hits North America on June 16.
Cannes Notable Deals
Magnolia Pictures has acquired all U.S. rights to Arnaud Desplechin’s “My Golden Days” (“Trois Souvenirs de Ma Jeunesse”), a drama screening in the Directors Fortnight sidebar at the Cannes Film Festival.
Mathieu Amalric stars in the film as an anthropologist looking back on his life and on a long-lost love. The film, which makes use of abundant flashbacks, largely won acclaim for Desplechin, whose previous Cannes entry was the controversial “Jimmy P. – The Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian.”
Sony Pictures Classics has acquired the U.S. rights to “Truth,” a Robert Redford-Cate Blanchett film about the scandal that led to the departure of Dan Rather from CBS News, an individual with knowledge of the deal told TheWrap.
Screenwriter James Vanderbilt made his directorial debut on the film, which stars Redford as Rather and Blanchett as “60 Minutes” producer Mary Mapes. Mapes worked with Rather on a story about how George W. Bush avoided serving in Vietnam in 1968, but relied on possibly forged documents.
“Disorder,” formerly titled “Maryland,” from director Alice Winocour has scored U.S. distribution via Sundance Selects. Produced by Dharamsala’s Isabelle Madelaine and Darius Films’ Emilie Tisne, the film premiered in Un Certain Regard. Starring Diane Kruger, Matthias Schoenaerts and Paul Hamy, “Disorder” follows a bodyguard grappling with PTSD (Schoenaerts) assigned to protect a trophy wife (Kruger).
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