Cannes Film Festival organizers said Monday that Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard’s movie Annette will screen during the 2021 festival’s opening night on July 6.

Annette takes place in Los Angeles and follows Henry (Driver), a standup comedian, and Ann (Cotillard), a singer of international renown. The birth of the couple’s daughter, Annette, a mysterious girl with an exceptional destiny, changes their lives. The film marks the English-language debut of French director Leos Carax, and is a musical featuring an original story, music and lyrics by pop duo Sparks. Cannes Festival president Pierre Lescure said in a statement: “Every Leos Carax film is an event. Any this one delivers on its promises! Annette is the gift that lovers of cinema, music, and culture were hoping for, one that we have been yearning for during the past year.”

Annette will premiere In Competition after the opening ceremony. The film will be released in theaters and on Amazon Prime Video in late summer.

Marion Cotillard and Adam Driver to open Cannes Film Festival in ‘Annette’


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