MUBI acquires Leos Carax’s Annette for September UK release
Staff Reporter | On 10, Jun 2021
MUBI has acquired the UK and Ireland rights to Annette, the latest film from Holy Motors helmer Leos Carax.
The film stars Adam Driver (House of Gucci, Marriage Story, Paterson) and Marion Cotillard (Inception, Macbeth, La Vie en Rose), along with Simon Helberg (The Big Bang Theory) and Belgian singer-songwriter Angèle in her acting debut. The screenplay is written by Ron Mael and Russell Mael of Sparks, and the film also features songs from Sparks and music producer Marius de Vries (La La Land, Bohemian Rhapsody, Moulin Rouge).
Set in contemporary Los Angeles, Annette stars Henry (Adam Driver) as 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. With the birth of their first child, Annette, a mysterious little girl with an exceptional destiny, their lives are turned upside down.
Annette will open this year’s Cannes Film Festival, but MUBI has already snapped up the rights to the movie, which it will release in cinemas on 3rd September. It follows the cinema release of Kelly Reichardt’s First Cow, which will soon be released to stream on MUBI from 9th July.
The 2021 Cannes Film Festival will run from 6th to 17th July.