1h55 / numérique / couleur Screenplay : Leos Carax Casting : Denis Lavant, Edith Scob, Eva Mendes, Kylie Minogue, Michel Piccoli, Elise Lhomeau, Jeanne Disson Production : Martine Marignac, Maurice Tinchant, Pierre Grise Productions Cinematography : Caroline Champetier Sound : Erwan Kerzanet, Katia Boutin, Josefina Rodriguez et Emmanuel Croset Editing : Nelly Quettier Distribution : Les Films du Losange Award obtained : Compétition, Festival de Cannes 2012
From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the life of Mr Oscar, a being who travels from life to life. Alternately CEO, murderer, beggar, monstrous creature, father… Mr Oscar seems to play roles, diving whole-heartedly into each one – but where are the cameras? He is alone, accompanied only by Céline, the lanky blonde lady in charge of the huge machine that transports him in and about Paris. Like a conscientious killer going from job to job. In pursuit of the beauty of gestures. Camera, action. Women and ghosts of his life. But where is his home, his family, his rest?
With Holy Motors, a sparkling love letter to the seventh art, Leos Carax marks a dazzling return to cinema. The mysterious, romantic odyssey of a chameleon man – the spectacular Denis Lavant – in a disturbing, incandescent, nighttime Paris, Holy Motors mixes the worlds of film and literature, culminating in a sublimely bold disorder in which the magic happens. "The film would be a sort of science fiction, in which men, beasts, and machines would be in danger of extinction – interdependent ‘sacred motors’, linked by a common fate, enslaved to an increasingly virtual world. A world where visible machines, experiences, and action would gradually disappear." Leos Carax
Holy Motor by Leos Carax to open Paris Cinema IFF 2012.
Join us and meet the film crew : Leos Carax, Denis Lavant, Édith Scob, Kylie Minogue, Élise Lhomeau, Jeanne Disson, on Thursday June 28 at 9pm at Gaumont Opéra (côté Capucines).
Book your ticket in advance from June 15 at cinemasgaumontpathe