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Holy Motors

1h 55m Feature, Drama, Fantasy 2012

Mr Oscar (Denis Lavant) wakes one morning to walk through a door in his bedroom that leads to a movie theatre. He becomes the leading man, morphing through various roles over the course of the day and interacting with an eclectic cast of supporting players made up of everyone from Eva Mendes to Kylie Minogue.

In calm control throughout and propelling the narrative forward is chauffeur Céline played by Édith Scob whose reflexive performance pays homage to her own career as an actor in films such as Eyes Without a Face (1960).

A surrealist fantasy in the truest sense, Holy Motors is a film you have to feel rather than over-intellectualise, and going with director Leos Carax’s singular flow is the only way to proceed.

Competing for the Palme d’Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, Holy Motors is a love letter to cinema that has intrigued and baffled audiences in equal measure since its release.


Leos Carax


English, French, Mandarin Chinese


France, Germany



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