Los Angeles, nowadays. Henry is a stand-up comedian with a fierce humour. Ann, an internationally renowned opera singer. Together, under the spotlight, they form a happy and glamorous couple. The birth of their first child, Annette, a mysterious girl with an exceptional destiny, will turn their lives upside down.
A dreamy, delicate dance between farce and fantasia, Annette is a magnificently ludicrous rock opera whose experimental approach to its emotional extremes is an ambitious, if not peculiar, return for director Leos Carax. Story & music by Ron & Russell Mael of Sparks, this original musical is a journey of love, passion & fame.
Selected as the opening night for the 2021 Cannes Film Festival in July.