Annette, a film by Leos Carax in English with Marion Cotillard and Adam Driver in the main roles, will open the Cannes Film Festival on July 6, the very day of its theatrical release, its general delegate Thierry Frémaux announced on France Inter on Monday.
Screened as a world premiere and in competition, Annette tells the story of Henry, a stand-up comedian, and Ann, an internationally renowned singer. Under the spotlight, they form a happy and glamorous couple. The birth of their first child, Annette, a mysterious girl with an exceptional destiny, will turn their lives upside down. The film was made on an original idea by the American duo Sparks, a figure in alternative music since the 1970s, who also signed the soundtrack of the film.
“Visionary and enigmatic, Leos Carax has created some of the most beautiful scenes in French cinema of the past 35 years, through a filmography that has never ceased to show his mastery of directing. Poetic genius to the imagination overflowing, + the enfant terrible of French cinema + is used to overturning codes and genres to invent a world populated by visions and ghosts “, underlines the Cannes Festival in a press release.
Leos Carax made his first film at 24, Boy Meets Girls (1984), a black and white journey through Paris. “Every Leos Carax film is an event. And this one keeps all of its promises!”Annette ‘ is a gift hoped for by lovers of cinema, music and culture, those who have missed us so much for a year “, underlines the president of the Cannes Festival in the press release.
The Official Selection will be announced on May 27, Thierry Frémaux also announced on France Inter.