It was great to see Cannes Film Festival back in business and it unearthed so truly fantastic films. One of those films Leo Carax‘s musical Annette and today MUBI have released the film’s UK Trailer and we’re excited!
The film follows the glamorous lives of a provocative stand-up comedian (Adam Driver) and a world-famous soprano (Marion Cotillard) take an unexpected turn when their daughter Annette is born with a unique gift.
When Carax (Holy Motors) is directing you know the film will be uniquely bonkers. We expect nothing less from the French filmmaker, add the legendary Sparks creating the film’s music, it’s a match made in heaven
Visionary filmmaker Leos Carax (Holy Motors) makes a triumphant return with ANNETTE, which sees him teaming up with Sparks, one of pop’s best-loved and most influential cult bands, to tell an audacious story of the pitfalls of love, fame and fortune.
Oscar®-nominee Adam Driver (House of Gucci, Marriage Story, Paterson) and Oscar®-winner Marion Cotillard (Inception, La Vie en Rose, Macbeth,) star as a provocative stand-up comedian and internationally renowned opera singer living in contemporary Los Angeles: a seemingly perfect couple constantly in the good graces of the media spotlight. However, when they welcome their daughter Annette into the world, they soon learn that her mysterious and ethereal gifts will change their lives forever.
Featuring phenomenal performances from its two leads, Carax’s latest is an unabashedly unique and unforgettable spectacle, soundtracked by Sparks’ typically idiosyncratic music and lyrics. Co-starring Simon Helberg (Florence Foster Jenkins, The Big Bang Theory), it received a spectacular reception at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, where it premiered as the Opening Film and won the coveted Best Director Award.
The film also stars Simon Helberg , Ron Mael and Russell Mael (aka Sparks).
Annette will be released in UK and Irish cinemas from 3rd September, then exclusively on MUBI from 26th November. The film will also make it’s UK Premiere on 21st August at this months Edinburgh International Film Festival [book tickets here].