BAFTA-nominated French writer-director Leos Carax returns behind the camera with Holy Motors for his feature since 1999’s controversial Pola X.
Debuting at Cannes yesterday to positive reviews, the first trailer and a new batch of images have surfaced over at the festival’s official site, giving an intriguing and confounding first look at the film.
“From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the life of Monsieur Oscar, a shadowy character who journeys from one life to the next. He is, in turn, captain of industry, assassin, beggar, monster, family man…
He seems to be playing roles, plunging headlong into each part – but where are the cameras?
Monsieur Oscar is alone, accompanied only by Céline, the slender blonde woman behind the wheel of the vast engine that transports him through and around Paris. He’s like a conscientious assassin moving from hit to hit.
In pursuit of the beautiful gesture, the mysterious driving force, the women and the ghosts of past lives.
But where is his true home, his family, his rest?”
Denis Lavant reunites with Carax once more to play the lead, Monsieur Oscar, with an intriguing supporting cast headed up by Eva Mendes, Kylie Minogue, Edith Scob, and Michel Piccoli.
Holy Motors is set to be released in France on 4th July, and will no doubt be picking up distribution having made its debut to positive reviews at Cannes. More as we get it.