He thrusted onto the film scene with Boy Meets Girl (1984), Mauvais Sang (1986) and The Lovers on the Bridge (1991) but it was 1999’s Pola X that made him a mainstay at the Cannes Film Festival. To celebrate an odd festival (re)opening, it made plenty of sense to open with Annette. Prior to the sing-a-long two plus hour film starring Adam Driver, Marion Cotillard and a marionette with a heart and singing voice, Carax saw was showcased twice in the Un Certain Regard section with invites in Mister Lonely (2007) and Tokyo! (2008) and obviously scored big in 2012 with Palem contender Holy Motors.
We begin the 24 film line-up with a bang – with three critics giving perfect scores of five for an average of 3.4 total with almost all the grades having rolled in.
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