classified PG

The BFI London Film Festival… in Bristol


Please note: This was screened in Oct 2020

Pete Docter, Kemp Powers
Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Quest Love
90 mins, 2020, USA
Primary language

Pete Docter writes and directs his first Pixar film since Inside Out. And this time he wonders where our core essence comes from.

Jamie Foxx is Joe Gardner, a music teacher who lives for his art. Just as his professional career is about to take off, a fateful mishap finds him embarking on an unexpected journey of self-discovery to The Great Before, an incredible place where new souls are born. Unfolding across a series of beautifully realised worlds, Soul takes a refreshing look at how we become ourselves.

With an all-star cast that includes Hamilton’s Daveed Diggs, Angela Bassett and Tina Fey, Docter and co-director Kemp Powers have crafted a universal narrative that will appeal to all ages, and a universe that is as smart and life-affirming as it is funny and exciting. The perfect film for your heart, body and, well… soul.