Signed Leos Carax, “Annette” will open the Cannes Film Festival on July 6, the organizers announced on Monday. A musical with Marion Cotillard and Adam Driver which will be released simultaneously at the cinema.
With this feature film in English which will be presented in world preview and in competition, the French director will be making his comeback on the Croisette nine years after “Holy Motors”.
Based on an original idea by the American duo Sparks, a figure in alternative music since the 1970s, and who also signed the soundtrack, “Annette” takes an interest in the glamorous couple formed by Henry, a stand-up comedian, and Ann , a world-famous singer, who will see her daily life turned upside down by the birth of their daughter Annette, with an exceptional destiny.
“Visionary and enigmatic, Leos Carax has created some of the most beautiful scenes in French cinema of the past thirty-five years, through a filmography that has never ceased to show his mastery of directing. A poetic genius with an overflowing imagination, “the enfant terrible of French cinema” is used to overturning codes and genres to invent a world populated by visions and ghosts, “said the Cannes Film Festival in a press release.
Its president also added that “Annette is a gift hoped for by lovers of cinema, music and culture, those who have missed us so much for a year”.
The Official Selection of the 74 th edition, which will be chaired by American director Spike Lee will be announced on 27 May.