Director: Peter Sohn
Cast: Leah Lewis, Mamoudou Athie, Ronnie Del Carmen
In Element City, every citizen belongs to one of four elements: fire, water, earth or air. And they don’t go mixing.
Hot-tempered fire element Ember Lumen (Leah Lewis) works as an assistant in her father’s bodega shop. As he readies her to take over the family business, Ember is questioning whether or not she truly wants to inherit the store or whether her gifts—such as the ability to heat a hot-air balloon and mould glass with her hands—might lead her in another direction.
Unable to control her emotions, which can take her from red-hot into a more ominous purple shade, Ember one day ruptures a pipe in her father’s shop, at which point city inspector and water element Wade (Mamoudou Athie) gushes in. Wade’s been investigating the city’s dilapidated canal system, searching for the source of a leak that keeps flooding Ember’s basement but imperils all of Firetown.
Determined to keep her father’s business from going under, the two join forces, but can the odd couple overcome their differences and the rules in order to save the day?
With all the charm, intelligence and originality we come to expect of Disney and Pixar, Elemental isn’t just about star-crossed lovers but society, prejudice and tolerance. Disney and Pixar once again take us on a journey of the heart, mind, and soul in order to learn more about ourselves, each other, and our world through fantastical universes and adorable animated characters.
Our Relaxed Screening on Wednesday 2 August is for those who would like to see the film in a bit more of a relaxed atmosphere or for whom the full cinema experience may be a little too overwhelming – children are free to make noise and roam around, and babies are welcome. The lights won’t be fully dimmed, the volume will be a little lower, and there will be no adverts or trailers.
2023 / USA / 102 mins
BBFC Advice: Contains implied mild bad language