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MUBI has picked up Leos Carax’s Annette which stars Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard

MUBI has announced that it has acquired all rights for Leos Carax’s Annette for the UK and Ireland, and will release the film in cinemas on 3 September 2021.

Directed by Leos Carax (Holy Motors) Annette will open this year’s Cannes Film Festival and 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 is produced by Charles Gilibert, p.g.a., Paul-Dominique Win Vacharasinthu and Adam Driver. Kinology is handling international sales.

The film will be released theatrically in the UK and Ireland by MUBI on 3 September 2021. Current and upcoming theatrical releases for MUBI in the UK and Ireland include First Cow from Kelly Reichardt, Ben Sharrock’s twice BAFTA nominated Limbo, Michel Franco’s New Order, Ninja Thyberg’s Sundance hit Pleasure, Céline Sciamma’s latest film Petite Maman and Paul Verhoeven’s Benedetta. Previous theatrical releases have included Bacurau from Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles, Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria and Border from Ali Abbasi.

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