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Holy Motors - Preview & trailer

Holy Motors

Preview by Jack Foley

HAVING garnered Five Star reviews in The Guardian, Empire, The Telegraph, The Times, The Irish Times, Eye For Film and the New York Daily News, amongst others, during its hugely successful theatrical release, Holy Motors, the most dazzling, inventive and critically acclaimed film of the year comes to DVD and Blu-ray on January 28, 2013, through Artificial Eye.

Written and directed by Leos Carax (Pola X; Les Amants du Pont-Neuf; The Night Is Young; Boy Meets Girl), the film stars Denis Lavant (A Very Long Engagement), Edith Scob (Summer Hours; Brotherhood Of The Wolf), Eva Mendes (Last Night; Bad Lieutenan) and Kylie Minogue (Moulin Rouge).

Over the course of a single day, Monsieur Oscar travels by limousine around Paris to a series of nine “appointments,” transforming into a new character at each stop. Picked up in the morning by Céline, his trusty chauffeur, Oscar begins the day as a captain of industry before becoming a disabled, old gypsy woman begging for spare change on a bridge over the Seine.

Oscar’s seven proceeding incarnations call on what seem to be arbitrary locations throughout the day and night, including a video production facility, the Pere-Lachaide cemetery and a decaying Right Bank department store.

With the aid of Céline and his dependable motor, Oscar encounters many bizarre situations and individuals, changing faces and never stopping once, until he fulfils his appointments.

Watch the trailer:

Certificate: 18
Running time: 115mins
UK Blu-ray & DVD Release: January 28, 2013