Mubi has acquired all rights in UK and Ireland for Leos Carax Annette which is due to open the Cannes Film Festival in competition on July 6, one day before its release in France. The distributor and streamer is slated for a theatrical release in the UK and Ireland on September 3. This is the second recent British contract for Mubi on a Cannes title, after his cover of Paul Verhoeven’s film. Benedetta last month.
The long-running musical drama stars Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard, as well as Simon Helberg (The Big Bang Theory, Florence Foster Jenkins) and Belgian singer-songwriter Angèle in her debut as an actress.
Located in contemporary Los Angeles, Annette tells the story of Henry (Driver), a fierce humorist who falls in love with Ann (Cotillard), a world famous opera singer. Under the spotlight, the couple form a passionate and glamorous couple. With the birth of their first child, the titular Annette, a mysterious little girl with an exceptional destiny, their lives are turned upside down.
The screenplay is written by Ron Mael and Russell Mael of the pop and rock duo Sparks, and the film also features songs by Sparks and music producer Marius de Vries (La La Land, Bohemian Rhapsody, Moulin Rouge).
Annette is produced by Charles Gilibert, Paul-Dominique Win Vacharasinthu and Driver. Kinology manages international sales.
Mubi’s current and upcoming theatrical releases in UK and Ireland include First cow by Kelly Reichardt, two-time BAFTA nominee by Ben Sharrock Limbo, that of Michel Franco New order, Ninja Thyberg’s Sundance hit Pleasure and Céline Sciamma’s latest film Little mom.