Marion Cotillard, Adam Driver-starrer Annette to open Cannes Film Festival

Published:Nov 30, 202314:09
Marion Cotillard, Adam Driver-starrer Annette to open Cannes Film Festival

Holy Motors director Leos Carax’s Los Angeles-set drama Annette, starring Marion Cotillard and Adam Driver, will open the 74th Cannes Movie Competition on July 6. Annette, Carax’s first movie in English, will premiere in Competitors 9 years after the premiere of his movie Holy Motors.

Set in up to date Los Angeles, Annette tells the story of Henry (Driver), a slapstick comedian with a fierce sense of humour, and Ann (Cotillard), a well-known singer.

Within the highlight, they're the proper couple, wholesome, glad and glamorous however the start of their first baby, Annette, a mysterious lady with an distinctive future, will change their lives.

“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 splendor,” Cannes Normal Delegate Thierry Fremaux stated in a press release.

“Carax’s cinema is an expression of these powerful gestures, these mysterious alchemies that makes the secret of cinema’s modernity and eternity,” he added.

“Every Leos Carax film is an event. And this one delivers on its promises!” added Cannes Competition President Pierre Lescure.

“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,” he added.

Carax is greatest identified for his movies Boy Meets Lady, Dangerous Blood, The Lovers on the Bridge, Pola X and Merde.

Produced by Charles Gillibert, Paul-Dominique Vacharasinthu, and Driver, in affiliation with Amazon Studios, Arte, and Canal+, Annette can be distributed in France by UGC and by Amazon within the US Kinology is dealing with worldwide rights. UGC plans to launch the movie in France on July 6, the day of its Cannes premiere.

The Cannes Movie Competition 2021 has been delayed from its standard Might opening to July 6-17 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Filmmaker Spike Lee will head the worldwide jury this yr.

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