Leos Carax

  • Director: Leos Carax
    Starring: Adam Driver, Marion Cotillard, Simon Helberg, Dominique Dauwe, Kait Tenison, Latoya Rafaela, Rebecca Dyson-Smith, Timur Gabriel
    Release Date: Fri 20 Aug 2021
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“So may we start?” Visionary filmmaker Leos Carax (Holy Motors) makes a triumphant return with Annette, an epic musical that 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 (Marriage Story) and Oscar winner Marion Cotillard (La Vie En Rose) 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, 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, 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.