Holy Motors + Satellite Q&A
Please note that there will be no adverts or trailers prior to screening(s) of this programme. The programme will start at the time listed.2hr 30min.
France/Germany 2012. Directed by Leos Carax. With Denis Lavant, Edith Scob, Kylie Minogue, Eva Mendes. TBC mins. French with English subtitles.
We are excited to bring you a live satellite broadcast of the UK premiere of Holy Motors, followed by a satellite Q&A with Kylie Minogue and (tbc) Denis Levant and Leos Carax.
Erstwhile enfant terrible of French cinema (The Night is Young, Pola X) Leos Carax’s first feature after a 13-year hiatus is a tour de force that disconcertingly melds reality, fantasy and voyeurism. Oscar (veteran French actor/clown Denis Lavant) is chauffeured around Paris by ice-cool Céline (the venerable Edith Scob) in her stretch limo-cum-theatrical dressing room. In a series of jaw-dropping set pieces, he emerges from the limo in various guises – as an ancient beggar crone, an assassin, a balletic cyber-man, and many more.
Oscar’s motives and true persona are tantalisingly ambiguous thanks to Lavant’s mesmerising performance, and there are impressively against-type turns from Kylie Minogue and Eva Mendes. Carax playfully references his celluloid forebears, and Scob’s last scene reprises her role in Franju’s Eyes Without A Face. If you like David Lynch, Luis Buñuel, Charlie Kaufmann or David Fincher’s The Game, you’ll be delightfully dazed by Holy Motors.
Tickets £12/£10 conc.