Culture Connect Featured Event

French Cinematheque: HOLY MOTORS



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

Holy Motors

Official selection
2012 Cannes Film Festival
2012 New York Film Festival

"A gift for moviegoers... exhilarating."
—Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

"Narratively unhinged, beautifully shot, and frequently hilarious."

"Experimental, funny, deliriously original."
– The Atlantic

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.

Venue Information
The Avon Theatre
272 Bedford St
, CT