Ends Tue, December 4
Dir. Leos Carax, France, 2012, 115 min., R, 35mm, In French with English subtitles Official Website
A theme park of cinematic imagination born of the most unfathomable sadness, HOLY MOTORS details the appointments of Monsieur Oscar (Denis Lavant) as he zips through Paris, becoming countless individuals during the course of the day. Whether doing motion-capture work, rampaging through a cemetery as a messy, horny id, engaging in acts of assassination or reconciliation, or having a musical breakdown, we find ourselves swept away on his journey, finding a kind of peace through the countless expressions of “the beauty of the act.” With Édith Scob (EYES WITHOUT A FACE) and Kylie Minogue.
“An exhilarating hybrid of comedy, melodrama, science fiction, crime thriller, and musical romance…Wholly mysterious and impossibly lovely, this mad hatter's monsterpiecemay be the best film of the year.” —Aaron Hillis, Village Voice