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Annette by Leos Carax the opening film of the Cannes Film Festival

Annette by Leos Carax will be the opening title of the Cannes Film Festival 2021, scheduled from 6 to 17 July next. The protagonists of the film are Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard.

Annette will be a sui generis musical centered around a stand-up comedian (Driver) left alone with his daughter after the death of his wife (Cotillard), an opera singer. He will soon realize that his daughter has a very special gift.”Every Carax film is an event, and this work lives up to all expectations,” says Pierre Lescure, the president of the Cannes Film Festival. “Annette is a real gift for lovers of cinema, music and culture in general, the title we’ve been waiting for after the last, very hard year”. “All of Carax’s work is an expression of those mysterious alchemies that are the secret of cinema, made up of modernity and eternity,” adds director Thierry Frémaux.

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