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.
To coincide with the release of January on Curzon Home Cinema, we’re delighted to present Holy Motors as part of director Andrey Paounov’s Director’s Picks collection. Discover the line up here and watch the Introduction below.
★★★★★ “A gripping surrealist odyssey that makes most other films look very buttoned-up” - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian