Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Hackers Now Reportedly Say Sony Can Release 'The Interview,' But With Changes Hackers Now Reportedly Say Sony Can Release 'The Interview,' But With Changes George Clooney Pushes For VOD Release Of 'The Interview,' Calls Out Hollywood For Lack Of Courage George Clooney Pushes For VOD Release Of 'The Interview,' Calls Out Hollywood For Lack Of Courage Watch: Sony Releases "In Franco And Rogen We Trust" Promo For 'The Interview' Watch: Sony Releases "In Franco And Rogen We Trust" Promo For 'The Interview' Watch: The Style Of Wes Anderson, Quentin Tarantino, David Fincher, Terrence Malick & More Recreated With Stock Footage Watch: The Style Of Wes Anderson, Quentin Tarantino, David Fincher, Terrence Malick & More Recreated With Stock Footage Surprising Full Cast Revealed For Jason Reitman's Live Read Of 'Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back' Surprising Full Cast Revealed For Jason Reitman's Live Read Of 'Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back' Sony Officially Yanks 'The Interview' From Release Following Hacker Threats Sony Officially Yanks 'The Interview' From Release Following Hacker Threats The 21 Best Performances Of 2014 The 21 Best Performances Of 2014 The 12 Best Shots Of 2014 The 12 Best Shots Of 2014 Baffling First Official Synopsis For Terrence Malick's 'Knight Of Cups' Unveiled Baffling First Official Synopsis For Terrence Malick's 'Knight Of Cups' Unveiled Rumor: 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice' Will Address Fan Complaints From 'Man Of Steel' Rumor: 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice' Will Address Fan Complaints From 'Man Of Steel' Watch: Christian Bale Goes On A Hedonistic Journey In First Trailer For Terrence Malick's 'Knight Of Cups' Watch: Christian Bale Goes On A Hedonistic Journey In First Trailer For Terrence Malick's 'Knight Of Cups' The 20 Best Movie Posters Of 2014 The 20 Best Movie Posters Of 2014 Recap: 'The Newsroom' Series Finale, Season 3, Episode 6 'What Kind Of Day Has It Been' Recap: 'The Newsroom' Series Finale, Season 3, Episode 6 'What Kind Of Day Has It Been' More Leaks Reveal Reported Plans Around ‘Star Wars’ Episodes 8 & 9 More Leaks Reveal Reported Plans Around ‘Star Wars’ Episodes 8 & 9 Sony Leaks Reveal ‘Aquaman’ Director, ‘X-Men’/’Fantastic Four’ Crossover Plans & More Sony Leaks Reveal ‘Aquaman’ Director, ‘X-Men’/’Fantastic Four’ Crossover Plans & More Review: Assassination Comedy ‘The Interview’ Starring Seth Rogen, James Franco, And Lizzy Caplan Review: Assassination Comedy ‘The Interview’ Starring Seth Rogen, James Franco, And Lizzy Caplan The 20 Best Films Of 2014 The 20 Best Films Of 2014 Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut' Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut' The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki

Watch: First Brief, Deeply Weird Clip From Leos Carax's Cannes Entry 'Holy Motors'

Photo of Oliver Lyttelton By Oliver Lyttelton | The Playlist May 17, 2012 at 9:19AM

One of the big question marks of the Cannes film festival has been "Holy Motors." The film marks the return of Leos Carax, the French auteur behind critically acclaimed pictures like "The Lovers On The Bridge" and "Pola X." Other than a segment of 2008's portmanteau picture "Tokyo," Carax hasn't made a film in over a decade, but he's back in competition at the festival with "Holy Motors," which stars the director's regular collaborator Denis Lavant as Monsieur Oscar, a mysterious figure who travels between a number of different lives.
1
Holy Motors

One of the big question marks of the Cannes film festival has been "Holy Motors." The film marks the return of Leos Carax, the French auteur behind critically acclaimed pictures like "The Lovers On The Bridge" and "Pola X." Other than a segment of 2008's portmanteau picture "Tokyo," Carax hasn't made a film in over a decade, but he's back in competition at the festival with "Holy Motors," which stars the director's regular collaborator Denis Lavant as Monsieur Oscar, a mysterious figure who travels between a number of different lives.

The sci-fi-tinged synopsis is a little baffling, and the film's cast, which includes Hollywood starlet Eva Mendes and pop legend Kylie Minogue, doubly so. But a very brief clip from the movie has arrived, courtesy of Greek site Flix.gr (thanks to Yorgos from the site for the tip-off): would it answer any of our many, many questions about the project? Unless one of the questions was 'what would a low budget Carax-helmed remake of "Tron" look like?," not really.

Basically, we get less than 30 seconds of a man (Lavant?) in a black body stocking with LED lights on it backflipping off the walls and waving what look to be some kind of pick axes around. Lord knows how it fits into the film at large, but as you might expect from Carax, it's pretty stunning to look at. The film premieres at Cannes next Tuesday, so all being well, we'll be able to solve some more of the movie's mysteries then. Watch the clip below.


Holy Motors clip by Flixgr

This article is related to: Holy Motors, Leos Carax


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates