Annette is a 2021 film directed by Leos Carax, in his English-language debut. The film's story and music was written by Ron Mael and Russell Mael of Sparks, with lyrics co-written by Carax. The film, which was described as a rock opera, follows a stand-up comedian (Adam Driver) and his opera singer wife (Marion Cotillard) and how their lives are changed when they have their first child. Simon Helberg and Devyn McDowell also starred.
Annette was released in France on 7 July 2021 by UGC Distribution, a day after premiering as the opening film at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, where Carax received the Best Director award. The film has received positive reviews from critics.