Director: Leos Carax
Writer(s): Leos Carax
Cast: Denis Levant, Edith Scob, Kylie Minogue, and Eva Mendes
Awards: Cannes Film Festival (2012): Award of the Youth and Nominated for Palme d'Or
Running Time: 115 minutes
Over the course of a single day, protagonist Monsieur Oscar (Lavant), takes on 10 other guises, ranging from a gangster and aging millionaire to a trouble parent and a chaotic tramp, as he travels by limousine around Paris for a series of “appointments”. Monster movie, film noir, romantic drama, musical, crime thriller, and futuristic. Holy Motors encompasses a bit of everything for every audience. It’s an inspirational, shape-shifting, dream of becoming story about unraveling and starting all over again. Inspired by the filmmaker’s fascination with the after hours of life of stretch limousines, Holy Motors is a rarity, but above all a true original.