A LIFF Presents preview screening on Wednesday 1 September at 6.30pm at Vue in The Light, Leeds.

'A mind-blowing musical fantasia' – IndieWire

'Adam Driver magnificent in wild Cannes opener' - The Guardian

The opening film of the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, Annette is an original musical about love, passion and fame from visionary director Leos Carax (Holy Motors), with story and music by Ron and Russell Mael of Sparks. Henry (Adam Driver) is a stand-up comedian with a fierce sense of humour who falls in love with Ann (Marion Cotillard), a world-renowned opera singer. Under the spotlight, they form a passionate and glamorous couple. With the birth of their first child, Annette, a mysterious little girl with an exceptional destiny, their lives are turned upside down.

'The go-to comparisons are probably going to be Damien Chazelle’s La La Land and Lars von Trier’s Dancer in the Dark (though James Bobin’s The Muppets also springs to mind). It has the excitement of one and a dollop of the obsidian darkness of the other. And yet it is also very much its own wild thing.' - John Bleasdale, Cinevue

'If you sometimes go to the movies to feel unsettled, perplexed, and amused-not to mention get a peek at an often-shirtless and always-brooding Adam Driver-Annette might be the weird one you've been waiting for.' - Dana Stevens, Slate

Preview courtesy of MUBI

UK Poster for Annette

Annette UK Poster - In Cinemas 3rd September 2021