Saturday, May 18, 2013

Holy Motors (2012)

Director: Leos Carax. Cast: Denis Lavant, Edith Scob, Eva Mendes, Kylie Minogue. 115 min. Not Rated. France/Germany. Drama/Fantasy.

An actor accomplishes different "assignments" of playing an extreme variety of roles through a 24-hour period in Paris. There's no filming crew, implying how an actor's life is a blend of dream and reality, without any defining borders. But isn't that how life is in general, people continuously playing "roles" in different settings, each losing sight of their true identity? Works like a David Lynch movie; you're not sure what it's all about, but the bizarre imagery and engaging flow keeps you intrigued till the final scene (especially the final scene). I'll be thinking of that imagery for some time.

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