ANNETTE

Director: Leos Carax

Country: France, Belgium, Germany, USA, Japan, Mexico, Switzerland

Year: 2021

Duration: 2.20

Languages: English

Original name: Annette

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A potty-mouthed testosterone puffing stand-up comedian, Henry McHenry (Adam Driver) approaches everything with great intensity. A raging bull on stage, he spends his free time defying death on the saddle of a motorcycle. The stakes get higher when Henry falls passionately in love with a world-famous opera singer Ann Defrasnoux (Marion Cotillard). Instantly they become the most followed couple of their age. They seem to achieve the pinnacle of their happiness after their child, Annette, is born. Good things won’t last forever, a curtain peeking grandma might warn here, and sometimes it rings true. We are in for a real rollercoaster of emotional storms with dumbfounding visuality.

The French cinema’s enfant terrible Leos Carax (Holy Motors, Les Amants du Pont-Neuf) has immersed in the musical genre and created an absurd and entirely unique piece. Behind the music and the story of this film that grows into a crazy rock opera are the legendary Sparks brothers. ”So May We Start” ask Ron and Russell at the beginning of the film and what follows is a steamy and unforgettable adventure for all those who are willing to completely throw themselves in it.

Carax, who snatched the award for best director at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, has once again created a film with a completely unique world that billows over like a stadium-sized wave leaving the viewers catching their breath. (Sanna-Maria Nikula)