Director Leos Carax

Production year 2021

Length 141min.

Country France/Belgium/Germany/USA/Japan/Mexico/Switzerland


Los Angeles, nowadays. Henry is a stand-up comedian with a fierce humor. 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.


Best Director, Best Composer | Cannes IFF, France, 2021


Leos Carax
Leos Carax



Adam Driver


Ron Mael, Russell Mael

Director of Photography

Caroline Champetier

Production designer

Florian Sanson

Music by

Ron Mael, Russell Mael


Erwan Kerzanet, Katia Boutin, Can Yesilyurt, Thomas Gauder


Nelly Quettier


Adam Driver, Marion Cotillard, Simon Helberg

Production company(ies)

CG Cinéma, ARTE, Arte France Cinéma

Leos Carax

born 1960․ Director, critic and writer. Leos Carax was born Alexandre Oscar Dupont. His professional name is an anagram of his first and middle names. He began his film career with a series of short films, and as a film critic, before he released Boy Meets Girl. That piece established Carax's reputation for mature visual style. It also saw the first teaming of Carax with Denis Lavant and cinematographer Jean-Yves Escoffier. He followed with a science fiction themed Bad Blood in 1986, which alienated some of his audience, though this work continued to explore the complexities of love in the modern world, this time through a darker, more criminal viewpoint. The work was clearly an homage to French New Wave cinema, and his use of such actresses as Juliette Binoche proved a touching tribute to his influences, especially Jean-Luc Godard. Five years later, Carax returned to directing with The Lovers on the Bridge, which proved to be an expensive undertaking as Parisian authorities granted him only 10 days in which he could film on Pont Neuf. However, on the first day of filming Denis Lavant severely injured his thumb, which pushed the movie by a month. Subsequent financial difficulties pushed filming over a much longer period than intended. The film was released to critical acclaim and opened the door for Carax to enter more experimental waters with his fourth feature, Pola X.


Strangulations Blues (1980, short), Boy Meets Girl (1984), Bad Blood (1986), The Lovers on the Bridge (1991), Sans titre (1997, short), Pola X (1999). My Last Minute (2006, short), Tokyo! (segment Merde, 2008), 42 One Dream Rush (2010, short), Holy Motors (2012), Gradiva (2014, short), Annette (2021).

FILMS 2021