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Holy Motors

Released: 28/09/2012 Released in key cities
Kylie Minogue makes her French film debut in this demented 2012 Palme d'Or contender. A mysterious man is chauffeur-driven between ‘appointments' where he pops up as an assassin, beggar woman and motion capture artist. Kylie plays a fellow limo-dweller. It's all from the crazed mind of Leos Carax, director of Les Amants du Pont-Neuf.  For more information visit: http://holymotorsfilm.com/wp/ Watch:
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The Observer“Dreamlike and richly allusive...” A marvellous movie, vivid, witty, varied, puzzling, though not without its longueurs, and it uses the cinema itself as a metaphor for the journey of life, which some level-headed Anglo-Saxon audiences may find deeply irritating...
 
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The Independent“A fractured dream of an odyssey through Paris” It's not a film so much as a spell, and however enigmatic or opaque it becomes you feel it working – worming – its way into your head...
 
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Film4“Melancholic reflection on the dreamhouse of cinema...” By turns bizarre, moving, funny and melancholic, Holy Motors is a meditation on movies, mutability and mortality, in which all the world is a screen, and we are each of us merely players...
 
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Empire“An exhilarating, audacious, lunatic rocket-ride...” It may even be about man’s uneasy, shifting relationship with technology. Ultimately, though, when you’ve got Kylie as an air stewardess, belting out a song by The Divine Comedy’s Neil Hannon in an empty department store, does meaning even matt
 
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Little White Lies“Enfant terrible Leos Carax finally comes good...” Though tempting to try and state in finite terms what Holy Motors is, it’s far too rich, mysterious and playful to cosily index. This is a loose-leaf odyssey that flies in the face of easy interpretation...
 
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The Telegraph“Delves deep into the murky relationship between film and our dreams...” Holy Motors is so much more than an arthouse Greatest Hits tape, and purrs along the dark, deserted highways of the mind with a muscular, erotic charge that is all its own...
 
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Guardian“Carax's experimental odyssey is barking mad, weightless and euphoric...” There is something of David Lynch here, a little of Fritz Lang's Metropolis, of Gaspar Noé's Kubrickian head-trips...it's funny, it's freaky: a butterfly that breaks the wheel of convention...
 
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Total Film “Indulgent, inventive, barmy and brave...” A surreal head-scratcher that’d make Luis Buñuel smile, it may not be perfectly formed, but there’s no denying its fierce originality...
 
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