Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Watch: First Trailer For Oliver Stone’s ‘Snowden’ Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley & Nicolas Cage Watch: First Trailer For Oliver Stone’s ‘Snowden’ Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley & Nicolas Cage 'Thor: The Dark World' Director Alan Taylor Says His Marvel Experience Was "Particularly Wrenching" 'Thor: The Dark World' Director Alan Taylor Says His Marvel Experience Was "Particularly Wrenching" Watch: Anna Paquin Is Rescued In Clip From 'X-Men: Days of Future Past - The Rogue Cut' Watch: Anna Paquin Is Rescued In Clip From 'X-Men: Days of Future Past - The Rogue Cut' Kevin Feige Says 'Spider-Man 2' Is "One Of The Best Superhero Movies Ever," Talks John Hughes Influence On New Spidey Kevin Feige Says 'Spider-Man 2' Is "One Of The Best Superhero Movies Ever," Talks John Hughes Influence On New Spidey Watch: Live Your Ultimate Fantasy With The First NSFW Trailer For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' Watch: Live Your Ultimate Fantasy With The First NSFW Trailer For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' Review & Recap: ‘True Detective’ Season 2, Episode 2, ‘Night Finds You’ Review & Recap: ‘True Detective’ Season 2, Episode 2, ‘Night Finds You’ Terrence Malick’s ‘Knight Of Cups’ Won’t Arrive Until 2016, Austin Music Scene Drama Not Titled ‘Weightless’ Terrence Malick’s ‘Knight Of Cups’ Won’t Arrive Until 2016, Austin Music Scene Drama Not Titled ‘Weightless’ The Punisher Will Reportedly Appear As The Villain In ‘Daredevil’ Season 2 The Punisher Will Reportedly Appear As The Villain In ‘Daredevil’ Season 2 'Lucy 2' And 'Colombiana 2' Are In Development 'Lucy 2' And 'Colombiana 2' Are In Development Mixed Reactions For Marvel's 'Ant-Man' After First Press Screening Plus New Promos And Pics Mixed Reactions For Marvel's 'Ant-Man' After First Press Screening Plus New Promos And Pics The Essentials: The 5 Best Rachel McAdams Performances The Essentials: The 5 Best Rachel McAdams Performances Watch: Tom Hardy Does Double Duty In Trailer For Gangster Drama 'Legend' Watch: Tom Hardy Does Double Duty In Trailer For Gangster Drama 'Legend' The 25 Best TV Shows Of The 2014/2015 Season The 25 Best TV Shows Of The 2014/2015 Season Kevin Feige Says 'Spider-Man' Is "Definitely A Sony Picture," Talks Role Of 'Ant-Man' In Phase 3, More Kevin Feige Says 'Spider-Man' Is "Definitely A Sony Picture," Talks Role Of 'Ant-Man' In Phase 3, More The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 10 All-Time Best Episodes Of 'Parks And Recreation' The 10 All-Time Best Episodes Of 'Parks And Recreation' The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More

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