2 hours 19 minutes | Rated TBC
Los Angeles, today. Henry (Adam Driver) is a stand-up comedian with a fierce sense of humor who falls in love with Ann (Marion Cotillard), a world-renowned opera singer. Under the spotlight, they form a passionate and glamorous couple. The birth of their first child, Annette, a mysterious little girl with an exceptional destiny, will turn their lives upside down. A film by visionary director Leos Carax (Holy Motors), with Story & music by Ron & Russel Mael of The Sparks, this original musical is journey of passion, love & fame.
So unrestrained and unapologetic about what it’s trying to do, you can’t help but sing along. Observer
Still, it’s early days, and, despite its imperfections this dark and unusual film perfectly reflects these dark and unusual times. Financial Times
It’s such a loopy endeavour overall that Annette will likely have some audiences running from it screaming as much as it will have others worshipping at its altar. It’s a hard film to adore, but an easy one to thank for its very existence. Time Out
The musical format proves a natural fit for Leos Carax’s love of the visual fantasies created by the cinema’s most basic means of illusion. Slant Magazine
Is the movie a farce, a metaphor, a noir meditation on fame? But like so many of the best and strangest moments that festivals like this bring, it’s nearly impossible to witness it all and not walk away feeling altered in some way. Entertainment Weekly