News - Annette


Amazon Studios' musical Annette will open the 74th Cannes Film Festival...


Los Angeles, today. Henry (Adam Driver) is a stand-up comedian with a fierce sense of humor who falls in love with Ann (Marion Cotillard), a world-renowned opera singer. Under the spotlight, they form a passionate and glamorous couple. With the birth of their first child, Annette, a mysterious little girl with an exceptional destiny, their lives are turned upside down. 

Directed by Leos Carax, and starring Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard, Annette has been announced as the opening night film at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, marking the return of the film festival after last year's cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Every Leos Carax film is an event. And this one delivers on its promises! Annette is the gift that lovers of cinema, music and culture were hoping for, one that we have been yearning for during the past year," says Pierre Lescure, President of the Festival de Cannes.

"We couldn’t have dreamed of a more beautiful reunion with cinema and the silver screen, in the Palais des festivals where films come to assert their splendor", concludes Thierry Frémaux, General Delegate. "Carax's cinema is an expression of these powerful gestures, these mysterious alchemies that makes the secret of cinema’s modernity and eternity."

Amazon Studios will then release the musical love story in late summer 2021 in cinemas and on Amazon Prime Video. Annette's original screenplay, original songs and score were written and composed by Ron Mael and Russell Mael of the innovative pop/rock band Sparks.

[yes, we know this is really film news but it IS a musical... AND IT'S WRITTEN BY SPARKS! - Ed]


Image - Annette by Leos Carax © CG Cinéma International