Edith Scob (Celine) as seen in HOLY MOTORS, a film by Leos Carax. Picture courtesy Indomina Releasing. All rights reserved.
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Holy Motors (2012)
Opened: 10/17/2012 Limited
|Lincoln Ctr/NY||10/17/2012 - 10/25/2012||9 days|
|Film Forum/NYC||10/17/2012 - 11/15/2012||30 days|
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|Music Box Thea...||11/09/2012 - 11/22/2012||14 days|
|The Nuart||11/16/2012 - 11/22/2012||7 days|
|IFC Center||11/23/2012 - 03/07/2013||105 days|
|Playhouse 7||11/23/2012 - 12/13/2012||21 days|
|Monica 4-Plex||11/23/2012 - 12/06/2012||14 days|
|Town Center 5||11/23/2012 - 11/29/2012||7 days|
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Genre: French Drama/Fantasy (French w/English subtitles)
Join Monsieur Oscar on his rollicking, soulful journey by limousine through the streets of Paris as he transforms into multiple characters for a series of mysterious "appointments". Melding monster movie, film noir, romantic drama, musical, crime thriller, anime, Leos Carax's mirthful, mind-bending masterwork is a ravishing fever dream of becoming, unraveling and starting all over again.
About the Film
With HOLY MOTORS the visionary Leos Carax returns to the screen with resounding force, following a period of more than a decade that saw only a short subject, "Merde" -- part of the TOKYO! triptych also including works by Michel Gondry and Bong-Joon Ho -- and a small role in Harmony Korine's MISTER LONELY.
But it was the deliciously confrontational "Merde" (French for "shit"), featuring recurring Carax player Denis Lavant as a sewer troglodyte amok in the streets of Tokyo, which helped give birth to HOLY MOTORS, his first feature film since POLA X in 1999. "The new film was born of my incapacity to carry out several projects, all of them in another language and another country," Carax explains. "They all ran into the same two obstacles: casting and cash. Fed up with not being able to film, I used "Merde" as my inspiration." Carax thus set about fashioning a project under similar conditions, exclusively in France: an inexpensive film, made quickly, for a pre-selected actor.
The result is something unique on movie screens -- a deliriously entertaining and defiantly strange journey of the soul that careens through the streets of Paris exuding comedy, mystery, romance, intrigue and melodrama. HOLY MOTORS is a love letter to both the City of Lights and the flickering lights of movie magic through the years, as embodied by one of the most mischievously original screen protagonists in memory.