Culture Connect Featured Event
Co-presented by the Alliance Française of Greenwich
Thursday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Carte Blanche: FREE | Avon Members & AFG: $6 | Students/Seniors: $8 | Nonmembers: $11
"A gift for moviegoers... exhilarating."
"Narratively unhinged, beautifully shot, and frequently hilarious."
"Experimental, funny, deliriously original."
ABOUT THE FILM: This unclassifiable, expansive movie from Leos Carax (LOVERS ON THE BRIDGE)—his first feature in 13 years—operates on the exhilarating logic of dreams and emotions. After a prologue in which Carax himself, clad in pajamas, walks through a corridor that leads to a theater full of silent spectators, HOLY MOTORS segues to actor Denis Lavant, Carax’s longtime collaborator, playing a mysterious man named Oscar who inhabits 11 different characters over the course of a single day. This shape-shifter is shuttled from appointment to appointment in Paris in a white-stretch limo driven by the soignée Edith Scob (EYES WITHOUT A FACE); not on the itinerary is an unplanned reunion with Kylie Minogue. To summarize the film any further would be to take away some of its magic; the most accurate précis comes from its own creator, who aptly described Holy Motors after its world premiere in Cannes as "a film about a man and the experience of being alive." In French and English with English subtitles | 116 minutes.