From writer/director Leos Crax (The Lovers on the Bridge) comes Holy Motors, a off-the-rails journey that follows a day in the life of an actor who transforms into nine different characters across multiple genres. The first trailer for the French film has gone online and you can make of it what you will, but without seeing the whole film, I’m completely lost but enjoying the ride. Check out Matt Goldberg’s review of the film from Fantastic Fest 2012 to get caught up.
Holy Motors, starring Denis Lavant, Edith Scob, Kylie Minogue and Eva Mendes, is touring the festival circuit. Hit the jump to watch the new trailer.
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.
Millions of people dwell in what is perhaps the world’s most high-tech, dense and modern metropolis. “Tokyo!”, a collection of three independent films, treats us to a fantastic and surprising journey into the hearts and minds of compelling characters in the urban environment.
This production is captivating from the opening menu screen’s electric artificiality and high energy hum, setting the stage for the journey ahead. The framework is established for themes of loneliness and the struggle to connect with humanity and society. Although these themes may recur in urban societies globally, each segment in this collection is uniquely shaped by Japanese culture. Each is distinctly Tokyo. M review of the film is after the jump: