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At Cannes, "Elemental" receives 5-minute standing ovation; moist eyes in audience

At Cannes, Elemental receives 5-minute standing ovation; moist eyes in audience

Cannes: The premiere of Pixar's animated adventure "Elemental," which concluded this year's Cannes Film Festival, which left a number of people with misty eyes, according to "Variety."

A five-minute standing ovation marked the festival's conclusion in response to the endearing, opposites-attract love story. When the credits started to roll, at least one adult male in the orchestra was wiping away his streaming tears. He probably wasn't the only one to have an emotional reaction to the movie, according to 'Variety'.

"My heart is about to explode," said 'Elemental' director Peter Sohn as the ovation began to die down. "This film has been about the richness of diversity. Our lives are better when there are different points of view."

Prior to the screening, according to 'Variety', Jane Fonda, Quentin Tarantino, John C. Riley, 'Game of Thrones' star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Orlando Bloom, as well as jury president Ruben Ostlund and jury members Brie Larson, Paul Dano and Julia Ducournau, walked the famed red carpet one last time this festival.

The closing night film was preceded by an hour-long awards ceremony, in which the Palme D'Or was awarded to Justine Triet's 'Anatomy of a Fall' and the Grand Prix went to Jonathan Glazer's 'The Zone of Silence'.

It was a long night for those at the Palais, who arrived at the call time of 7:30 p.m and left after the credits rolled just before midnight. But as they walked out, they were greeted with a spectacular, nearly-heart-stopping display of fireworks over the Croisette. As 'Variety' put it: "What's that saying? Good things come to those who wait."

With inputs from IANS

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