Creativity is a compulsion. A true actor acts not because of fame and fortune. They act because they have no other choice. There is no other life but to be the life of someone else; an act of insanity, nested inside a compulsion. We accept the art of acting because we accept the context: people can behave as strangely as they want provided it’s for the benefit of someone watching. So take away the viewer, and what does a true actor do? He or she keeps on acting, their creativity rolls on, and Leos Carax‘s Holy Motors lets us join the wild, hilarious, fascinating, and bizarre ride.