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The ninth feature film by Frenchman Leos Carax opened the contest on the French Côte d’Azur. The film stars two superstars, Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard.
French director Leos Carax had the honor of walking up the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival to present his latest film ‘Annette’, the first film in the competition this year.
‘Annette’ is a pop opera made into a movie and as such, it has its share of tragedy. The film tells the drama of a couple of artists: a comedian whose career is sinking while that of his wife, an opera singer, is full of successes. From the marriage an exceptional girl is born, who will see the transformation of her father.
The protagonists are two super stars of the cinema, the American Adam Driver and the French Marion Cotillard, who must have brought out their talents as singers, in this colorful and at the same time dark, romanesque and romantic film, full of moments of great visual beauty.
The brothers Ron and Russel Mael, from the duo Sparks, composed Annette’s musical band, an iconoclastic work in the image of its director Leos Carax. It is Carax’s ninth feature film in his 40-year career, a director of few but powerful films that have made their mark at Cannes.
Another 23 films will run until July 16 before the eyes of the jury, chaired by American Spike Lee, but only one will win the festival’s highest reward, the coveted Palme d’Or.
This article was originally published in RFI