Marion Cotillard and Adam Driver’s “Annette” to Open 2021 Cannes Film Festival

Marion Cotillard and Adam Driver in “Annette”
Marion Cotillard and Adam Driver in “Annette”

Cannes Film Festival was one of many major events put on hold last year, but it’s set to return in its full glory this summer. This highly-anticipated event is already shaping up to be amazing, and it will open with the world premiere of Leos Carax’s Annette starring Marion Cotillard and Adam Driver.

Annette is Carax’s English-language debut and his first film to arrive at Cannes almost a decade after Holy Motors, which was in the running for a Palme d’Or in 2012.

The festival’s director Pierre Lescure believes Carax will deliver the same kind of spectacle with his next project. “Every Leos Carax film is an event. And 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,” said Lescure in a press release.

In addition to Cotillard and Driver, Annette also stars Simon Helberg and the young Belgian singer Angèle. It centers on a celebrity couple—a stand-up comedian and a world-famous soprano singer, whose lives turn upside down after their daughter is born with a unique gift.

The 74th Cannes Film Festival will take place between July 6th and 17th, and the rest of the lineup is yet to be announced.