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‘Lost Illusions’ Wins Best Film at France’s Cesar Awards

Xavier Giannoli’s sprawling period piece Lost Illusions has won the top prize for best film at the 2022 Cesar Awards, France’s equivalent to the Oscars. Lost Illusions was the front-runner going into this year’s Cesars, with 15 nominations. It picked up 7 awards, including the best male newcomer nod for star Benjamin Voisin, best-adapted screenplay […]

THR ‘Sound Bites’: Chatting With the Composers of ‘Annette’ and ‘Being the Ricardos’

For the inaugural episodes of The Hollywood Reporter’s Sound Bites series, in which THR editors and writers chat with the composers and soundtrack artists behind some of the year’s buzziest films and awards contenders, Scott Roxborough sat down with the pop-rock duo Sparks, who scored Amazon’s Annette, while Hilton Dresden spoke with Daniel Pemberton, who provided the score […]

“I Can Make an Anthem for This Character”: Camila Cabello, Kid Cudi, Anderson .Paak, Sparks and the THR Songwriter Roundtable

On the surface, singer-songwriters Camila Cabello, Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi, Anderson .Paak, and brothers Ron and Russell Mael (aka Sparks) don’t have much in common — their ages span 24 to 76, their birthplaces range from Havana to Cleveland, and their music genres are all over the map. But when the quintet gathered for THR’s […]

Rihanna Nearly Played Rihanna Opposite Adam Driver (and a Puppet) in the Movie Musical ‘Annette’

Rihanna nearly had a role opposite a puppet in Annette, the movie musical starring Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard that hit theaters Friday. Director Leos Carax told USA Today that there was a small role written for the singer in the script by Ron Mael and Russell Mael. “It was a small part written specifically […]

Cannes: Marion Cotillard on How the Need for Recognition Can “Destroy You”

Marion Cotillard was the star attraction at Wednesday’s Cannes press conference for Annette, Leos Carax’s rock opera that opened the festival on Tuesday night. The film, which sees the Oscar winner and Cannes veteran play a renowned opera singer alongside Adam Driver, touches on the pressures of celebrity and fame, a subject Cotillard herself discussed, […]

Cannes: Fest Opener ‘Annette’ May Be a Bit Too Wacky for Academy

The 2021 edition of the Cannes Film Festival kicked off on Tuesday night — more than two years after the prior edition wrapped, thanks to the global pandemic — with the world premiere of Leos Carax‘s Annette, a wacky cinematic opera starring Adam Driver, Marion Cotillard and Simon Helberg. Amazon will release the film in the U.S. […]

Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard in Leos Carax’s ‘Annette’: Film Review | Cannes 2021

Driver plays a standup comic and Cotillard an opera singer whose love yields tragedy but also produces an extraordinarily gifted child in the French filmmaker's movie musical, scored and conceived by Sparks.