Opening Night Film + Best Director Award: 2021 Cannes Film Festival – Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard star in this rousing musical as a stand-up comedian and opera singer who fall in love and have a daughter with a surprising gift. Written and composed by Sparks, whose unique music is profiled in depth this summer in THE SPARKS BROTHERS. Directed by Leos Carax (HOLY MOTORS), whose sensibilities wed beautifully with that of its creators and stars.
"ANNETTE doesn’t just take your breath away; it keeps your breath hostage until the credits roll.” —Eric Kohn, IndieWire “This astoundingly beautiful picture will stand the test of time…. A wildly melodramatic rock opera prone to insane flights of desire, despair, and dorkiness, ANNETTE is gloriously artificial, often daring us to take it seriously.” —Bilge Ebiri, Vulture “An astonishing performance as a man whose entitlement and rage make him unfit for the love he feels…. Confirms [Adam] Driver — if any more confirmation was needed — as the most versatile and powerful American actor working today.” —John Bleasdale, CineVue