Starring Adam Driver and Marian Cottiliard, Annette is a musical romance directed by Leos Carax, with screenplay and music by Ron and Russell Mael, the brothers of music duo Sparks, (the subject of a new documentary by Edgar Wright, also playing at Crandell Theatre this month.) The story centers on a stand-up comedian (Driver) and globally acclaimed opera singer (Cottiliard) who marry and have a daughter after a swift courtship. The film premiered at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, and won Leos Carax the Best Director award.
“Such wild emotional extremes can only be properly expressed in song, an article of faith that Annette embraces with fervid imagination and playful, unshakable conviction.” — Justin Chang , Los Angeles Times
“…a swoon of anxiety and rapture.” — Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
Ron Mael, Russell Mael
Adam Driver, Marion Cotillard, Simon Helberg