While a single viewing (or even three) of Holy Motors
isn’t enough to begin to plumb the depths of its mysteries, it is enough to confirm that this weird, dazzling, utterly unique movie is one of the highlights of 21st century cinema thus far. The first feature-length film from French mad genius Leos Carax since 1999’s Pola X
, Holy Motors
is a wild trip through several different genres and possibly different planes of reality, acting as both an elegy for the movies and a look at the artificiality and essential strangeness of modern life.
Denis Lavant stars as Oscar, a brilliant actor/impersonator whose job and purpose in life are never q...