Detroit Film Theatre


Friday, March 08, 2013 – Sunday, March 10, 2013

 Detroit Film Theatre

(France/2012—directed by Léos Carax)

The first feature film in 13 years from France’s Léos Carax (Les amants du Pont-Neuf, Boy Meets Girl) is a visionary, sometimes dark, thoroughly unclassifiable and altogether stunning fantasy set in a modern, dreamlike Paris. Oscar (Denis Lavant of Tokyo!) is a mysterious man who inhabits 11 different characters over the course of a single day and night. Oscar manages to change his physical appearance – as well as his identity – as he’s shuttled from appointment to appointment in a white limousine driven by his associate (played by the legendary Edith Scob of Eyes Without a Face). Always surprising, sometimes shocking, never less than visually astonishing, Holy Motors is a full-throttle work of the imagination: the product of a mind born to shatter the boundaries between the motion picture screen and our own limitless dreams. Recommended for persons 18 and older. In French with English subtitles. (115 min.)

“Critics’ Pick! A work of great visual invention. It’s a gift for moviegoers to have this much freedom, and exhilarating. It wonderfully feels unlike anything else; it’s cinema reloaded.” –Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Breathtaking!” –Melissa Anderson, The Village Voice

“A work of unfettered – and liberating – imagination. Have I mentioned how amusing the movie is?” –David Edelstein, New York Magazine

“The year’s most singular film… a surprise around every turn.” –Steve Dollar, The Wall Street Journal

“Exhilarating, opaque, heartbreaking and completely bonkers.” –Megan Lehmann, The Hollywood Reporter


Friday, March 8 at 9:30 PM
Saturday, March 9 at 9:30 PM
Sunday, March 10 at 4:30 PM