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Leos Carax, 2012
France | French and English with English subtitles | Format: DCP | 116 minutes
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This unclassifiable, expansive movie from Leos Carax (Lovers on the Bridge)—his first feature in 13 years—operates on the exhilarating logic of dreams and emotions. After a prologue in which Carax himself, clad in pajamas, walks through a corridor that leads to a theater full of silent spectators, Holy Motors segues to actor Denis Lavant, Carax’s longtime collaborator, playing a mysterious man named Oscar who inhabits 11 different characters over the course of a single day. This shape-shifter is shuttled from appointment to appointment in Paris in a white-stretch limo driven by the soignée Edith Scob (Eyes Without a Face); not on the itinerary is an unplanned reunion with Kylie Minogue. To summarize the film any further would be to take away some of its magic; the most accurate précis comes from its own creator, who aptly described Holy Motors after its world premiere in Cannes as "a film about a man and the experience of being alive." An Indomina Releasing release.
Cannes Film Festival, 2012
New York Film Festival, 2012
#1 in Film Comment's Best Films of 2012!
"A gift for moviegoers... exhilarating." —Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
"A quixotic homage to Paris and the cinema of those directors who found in the city and its movie screens a passage to the unconscious… Holy Motors is lively and entertaining." —Amy Taubin, Film Comment