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Annette

  • Dir: Leos Carax

  • France, 2021, English, 140mins, DCP

  • Cast: Adam Driver, Marion Cotillard, Simon Helberg, Devyn McDowell, Russell Mael, Ron Mael

Steering his grotesque Holy Motors (2012) into the bizarre glamour of musical tragedy, Leos Carax plays his trademark bonkers magic to elevate a tortured marriage story. Set to the maddening music of Sparks and starring Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard, a dark romance ensues as the relationship of the celebrity couple – a failing standup comedian and a rising opera diva – turns sour. A twist launches the stylised film into the realm of fantasy when their freakish daughter Annette becomes an international sensation and eventually reveals the awful truth. Kicking off and winning the Best Director award at Cannes last month, this all-singing tale of twisted love paradoxically reflects on the corrosive effects of egotism and fame.

 

Cannes Film Festival: Best Director

    Screening:

    In-theatre Screening

    • Opening Film

      Full House2021-08-17 (Tue)
      18:30
      Full House2021-08-17 (Tue)
      21:30

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