Marion Cotillard in Annette, a musical directed by Leos Carax Photo: Courtesy of Cannes Film Festival
The film, originally rumoured for last year’s festival, relates the tale of a stand-up comedian Henry (Driver) who has a fierce sense of humour and his relationship with international singer Ann (Cotillard). It’s set in contemporary Los Angeles and deals with the birth of their first child Annette, a mysterious infant who is destined to change their glamorous lives.
Director Leos Carax Photo: UniFrance
It has also been announced that the rest of the official selection will be unveiled at the end of May.
Cannes Film Festival president Pierre Lescure said: “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.
“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 splendour”, added 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.”
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