Leos Carax, the director identified for his eccentric 2012 fantasy movie Holy Motors, has not launched a characteristic movie in almost a decade. That’s about to vary with Annette, an avant-garde musical drama starring Adam Driver (Paterson) and Marion Cotillard (Inception). A brand new trailer broadcasts the movie’s upcoming theatrical premiere, Aug. 6, in addition to its streaming launch, Aug. 20 on Amazon Prime Video.
Set in modern-day Los Angeles, Annette focuses on the story of Henry (Driver), a slapstick comedian with “a fierce sense of humor” and Ann (Cotillard), a world-renowned opera singer. The pair fall in love with one another and have a toddler, Annette, a mysterious lady with an “exceptional destiny.”
The trailer boasts a great deal of luxurious temper lighting, inexplicable cutaway photographs of howling wolves, Henry cradling his new child baby in one hand whereas doing yoga and smoking a cigarette in the opposite, and songwriter Russell Mael main a jam session. Y’know, precisely the type of suave oddball weirdness you’d count on from the person behind Holy Motors.
The story and music come courtesy of Ron and Russell Mael, the American pop rock duo generally known as The Sparks. The movie is presently set to open this 12 months’s Cannes Film Festival and, if the festival’s reception to Carax’s last feature is any indication, we’re most likely in for one of many 12 months’s most adventurous cinematic oddities.