Director: Leos Carax Run Time: 139 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2021
Starring: Adam Driver, Devyn McDowell, Marion Cotillard, Rila Fukushima, Simon Helberg
Countries: France, Mexico, United States, Switzerland, Belgium, Japan, Germany
“Mind-blowing musical fantasia: “Annette” doesn’t just take your breath away; it keeps your breath hostage until the credits roll”
– Eric Kohn for IndieWire
About the film:
Leos Carax’s long-awaited musical won him Best Director at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival and features an original story and songs by Ron Mael and Russell Mael of the band Sparks.
The story of Henry, a stand-up comedian with a fierce sense of humor, and Ann, a singer of international renown. In the spotlight, they are the perfect couple, healthy, happy, and glamourous. The birth of their first child, Annette, a mysterious girl with an exceptional destiny, will change their lives.
About the filmmaker:
Called the “enfant terrible” of French cinema, poetic and visionary filmmaker Leos Carax crafts deeply personal stories with tortured depictions of love. He has directed just six features in nearly 40 years, bursting onto the arthouse scene with his debut feature Boy Meets Girl (1984) and then following up with Bad Blood (1986), the ambitious Lovers on the Bridge (1991), the controversial Pola X (1999), and the highly acclaimed Holy Motors (2012), which topped “Best of the Year” lists from critics and audiences alike.
Annette, Carax’s first film in English, was selected to open the 74th Cannes Film Festival. Learn more here.See our upcoming films