HOLY MOTORS

LEOS CARAX

Book Tickets

French cinema’s most gifted enigma returns with his first feature since 1999 as writer-director Leos Carax sets free his imagination to deliver a day-in-the-life saga encompassing a spectrum of cinematic influences, all the while fiercely resisting categorisation.

After an intriguing, somewhat Lynchian prelude in which Carax himself wakes from a dream to enter a sepulchral cinema auditorium, we meet the magnificently rumpled Denis Lavant as the mysterious ‘Monsieur Oscar’, who’s chauffeured around Paris in a stretch limo for various appointments – each of which sees him donning disguise to inhabit different personalities and impact on the lives of those he encounters.

Carax keeps the surprises coming – the guest list includes Eva Mendes, Michel Piccoli and Kylie Minogue! – as the vignettes flit from fairy-tale to melodrama and outright surrealism. Is the whole thing a spiritual metaphor, or some comment on the de-personalisation of cinema by technology? One thing’s sure – you need to see it to be part of the discussion. (Notes by Trevor Johnston.)

French Film Club
Join IFI French Film Club and avail of a special discounted ticket price of 7EUR for selected screenigns – simply leave your email address with Box Office staff.  This month’s screening of Holy Motors on Tuesday, October 16th (18.30) will be introduced by Alliance Française Director Philippe Milloux.

115 minutes, France-Germany, 2012, Subtitled, Colour, D-Cine

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