The L.A.-set drama from ‘Holy Motors’ director Leos Carax will open the 74th Cannes Movie Pageant on July 6.
Marion Cotillard and Adam Driver are heading to Cannes.
Annette, the brand new drama from French director Leos Carax, starring Cotillard and Driver, will open the 74th Cannes Movie Pageant, premiering in competitors in Cannes on Tuesday, July 6.
Set in up to date Los Angeles, Annette tells the story of a superficially good couple: Henry (Driver), a slapstick comedian with a fierce humorousness, and Ann (Cotillard), a world-famous singer. However with the delivery of their first youngster, Annette, each their lives will change endlessly. Simon Helberg co-stars. L.A. rock/pop duo Sparks wrote the movie’s soundtrack.
Annette marks Carax’s first characteristic for the reason that 2012 cult hit Holy Motors, which additionally premiered in Cannes. The eccentric French auteur has been a characteristic on the worldwide movie scene since his 1984 debut Boy Meets Lady and has seen success with movies akin to Unhealthy Blood (1986) and The Lovers on the Bridge (1991), each of which starred Juliette Binoche and Denis Lavant, and the 1999 drama Pola X, one other Cannes competitors entry, which starred Catherine Deneuve and the late Guillaume Depardieu.
“We couldn’t have dreamed of a extra stunning reunion with cinema and the silver display, within the Palais des festivals the place movies come to claim their splendor,” Cannes Pageant Director Thierry Frémaux mentioned in a press release saying the premiere. “Carax’s cinema is an expression of those highly effective gestures, these mysterious alchemies that makes the key of cinema’s modernity and eternity.”
“Each Leos Carax movie is an occasion. And this one delivers on its guarantees!” added Cannes Pageant President Pierre Lescure. “Annette is the reward that lovers of cinema, music, and tradition had been hoping for, one which now we have been craving for through the previous 12 months.”
Produced by Charles Gillibert, Paul-Dominique Vacharasinthu, and Driver, in affiliation with Amazon Studios, Arte, and Canal+, Annette might be distributed in France by UGC and by Amazon within the U.S. Kinology is dealing with worldwide rights. UGC plans to bow the movie in France on July 6, the day of its Cannes premiere.
Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Cannes Movie Pageant has been pushed again from its normal dates in Could to July and can run July 6-17. U.S. director Spike Lee will head up the worldwide jury that may choose this 12 months’s Cannes competitors titles.