Holy Motors

Holy Motors
  • 2012
  • France
  • 1h 55min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Leos Carax
  • Written by: Leos Carax
  • Cast: Denis Lavant, Édith Scob, Eva Mendes, Kylie Minogue, Michel Piccoli, Jean-François Balmer
  • Language: French

First film in over a decade from Carax, starring Lavant as a man who travels between multiple parallel lives.

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An examination of Leos Carax's Holy Motors

18 Sep 2012

The Cannes crowdpleaser questions the medium of cinema and the nature of performance

Whisked from place to place by his glamorous chauffeur Céline, a man initially seen in business attire keeps a succession of appointments. Before each stop, he transforms himself using elaborate costumes, wigs and prosthetics. He’s a crippled beggar…

Holy Motors

28 May 20124 stars

Hugely satisfying and inventive celebration of cinema from Leos Carax

Monsieur Oscar (Denis Lavant) is picked up by his driver Celine (Edith Scob) for a day’s work - 9 appointments that will take him across Paris and into the paths of an array of characters. If that sounds vague, it’s deliberate - to say anymore would…

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