Cannes 2021: the Japanese animated film Belle added to the selection

The director of Miraï, my little sister returns to the Festival.

When there is more, there is still more. While we thought that the selection of Cannes 2021 was completed, the Festival announced a last-minute guest on Sunday: Beautiful, the new film by Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda will be presented in world preview on the Croisette, as part of the new Cannes Première selection.

After adding Where is Anne Frank Ari Folman, this brings to three the number of animated films that will be presented at Cannes this year (with The Summit of the Gods). It is also Hosoda’s 4th feature film selected at the Festival, after The Wolf Children, Ame and Yuki, The Boy and the Beast and Miraï, my little sister, who was at the Directors’ Fortnight in 2018 before being selected in Annecy and nominated for the Oscars. A nice reward for this great name in Japanese animation.

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Beautiful tells the story of a teenage girl who lives between modern Japan and a virtual world named “U” which has more than 5 billion registered accounts. The film will be shown in Cannes on July 15, 2021, on the eve of its Japanese release. It should arrive in French theaters on December 29, 2021. Here is the international trailer that was unveiled last month:

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