Holy Motors

Have you spent the past month or so hearing whispers about some movie called Holy Motors, and how someone you know has seen it at this festival or that, and how it’s probably the most amazing movie of all time, but you still haven’t really gotten a good idea of what it is or what it’s about? Then you’re in luck, because a trailer promoting the film’s U.S. release has just hit the net, and now we can all get a glimpse of what festival goers have been raving about.

The latest film from French writer/director Leos Carax, Holy Motors is said to be about a day in the life of a character named Monsieur Oscar (Denis Lavant), a mysterious figure who is able to jump from one life to the next. That’s the gist of the official synopsis, at least. But it only takes a couple seconds of getting into this trailer to realize that Holy Motors is the sort of abstract, fantastical film that refuses to be adequately summed up with a synopsis.

What is clear though, is that, despite the fact that Holy Motors sounds like some sort of pretentious art experiment when you first hear about it, it’s also a movie that has a sense of humor. And though its not clear how or if the film’s fantastical imagery and disparate plot threads will congeal into something that feels like a coherent whole, most likely it’s all going to be really beautiful to look at and really interesting to try and keep up with regardless. Still not sold? Don’t worry, the trailer also features some striking yet familiar faces in Eva Mendes and Kylie Minogue to help ease you into things.

Give it a try, and then look for the film in a theater near you. It started rolling out to various U.S. cities on October 17th. [Apple]

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