Holy Motors

Before his latest, the Adam Driver-starring Annette, opens the 2021 Cannes film festival this year, Leos Carax returned to cinema after a 13-year hiatus with Holy Motors, a brilliant, visually striking film.

Apparently inspired by the filmmaker’s fascination with the after hours life of stretch limousines, Denis Lavant plays Monsieur Oscar who, over the course of a single day, takes on 10 other guises, ranging from a gangster and ageing millionaire to a troubled parent and anarchic tramp. With impressive cameos by Eva Mendes and Kylie Minogue, Holy Motors is the rarest of things - a true original.

★★★★★ “A gripping surrealist odyssey that makes most other films look very buttoned-up” - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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Runtime 115 Minutes
Release date 2012