Final “Annette” Trailer Sheds Fresh Light on Cannes Crowd Pleaser
Fresh from earning a five-minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival, Amazon has revealed the final trailer for Leos Carax’s Annette. The visionary director behind Holy Motors (2012) and Boy Meets Girl (1984) has dispatched Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard in his latest, genre-defying feature, this one inspired by a chance encounter he had at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013.
That encounter involved Carax meeting the pop/rock band The Sparks at the festival. Annette was first conceived as a concept album for the band, but after the musicians told Carax the story, the album began morphing into a movie. The soundtrack of the film is supplied by, you guessed it, The Sparks, and the movie itself is a musical.
Annette is centered on Henry (Driver), a stand-up comedian who falls in love with a famous opera singer named Ann (Cotillard). “What I see in her is obvious,” Henry says in the final trailer, “What she sees in me is…a little more puzzling.” Their disparate careers would seem to make them a pretty epic mismatch, but love does appear to be in the air. “How did the show go?” she asks him. “I killed them,” he replies, “and your gig?” “I saved them,” she says, before kissing him, and it seems like this is going to be an epic love story.
Ah, but this is a Leos Carax movie, so we know things must get weird. The birth of a daughter with unique gifts and an “exceptional destiny” will upend Henry and Ann’s glamorous life.
Check out the final trailer below. Annette hits theaters on August 6, and Amazon Prime Video on August 20.
Here’s the official synopsis for Annette:
Los Angeles, today. Henry (Adam Driver) is a stand-up comedian with a fierce sense of humor who falls in love with Ann (Marion Cotillard), a world-renowned opera singer. Under the spotlight, they form a passionate and glamorous couple. The birth of their first child, Annette, a mysterious little girl with an exceptional destiny, will turn their lives upside down. A film by visionary director Leos Carax (Holy Motors), with story and music by Ron & Russel Mael of The Sparks, this original musical is a journey of passion, love, and fame.
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Featured image: Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard in “Annette.” Courtesy Amazon Studios.