Indomina sure tooks its time to release the U.S. trailer for the company’s gonzo Cannes pickup “Holy Motors” (the trailer hit the web late last Friday, two days after the film opened in New York), but given how beautifully it captures the scope and seductive nature of Leos Carax’s film, we still have to say: job well done.
Currently playing in New York and expanding nationally on November 9, “Holy Motors” marks Carax’s first feature in 13 years. Beloved at Cannes, where many pundits thought it had a shot at the Palme d’Or (Michael Haneke’s “Amour” won out), “Holy Motors” proves that Carax has lost none of his verve or ingenuity, but maybe some of his mind.
In the odyssey that is “Holy Motors,” Carax’s longtime collaborator Denis Lavant plays a rich man named Oscar who, with the help of his trusty female chauffeur, inhabits 11 different characters over the course of one very long day. If you thought “Mulholland Drive” was too much of a mindfuck, then steer clear. Everyone else: Gear up for two surreal hours of cinema that you won’t soon forget. Did we mention that Kylie Minogue pops up as a singing airline stewardess? (Here’s our review from Cannes.)
Watch the trailer below: