Annette ★★★★

Oh I loved this. It moves like a film from the silent era, inventing itself as it goes along, but built on melodrama, embracing the hugeness of life. Carax’s most openly heart-on-sleeve movie since Les Amants. That final procession of cast and crew under the credits is something I found profoundly lovely and I can’t really explain why, just that it feels full of respect and love for the craft and the practitioners of film. I really didn’t expect to be so moved by this. It’s mysterious, silly, pretentious, crazy and alive. What else should a film be?

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