Holy Motors

France 2012

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Carax’s fantastically bizarre drama follows its protagonist, Mr Oscar, through a single busy workday in Paris. As he is ferried around by his chauffeur from one ‘appointment’ to another, he undergoes a series of radical transformations, his white stretch limousine becoming a dressing room where new costumes and make-up are applied. A meditation on the manufacture of identity in an age of modern media, each costume triggers a different scenario, from the abject, to the sentimental, to the horrific.

France 2012. Dir. Leos Carax. With Denis Lavant, Edith Scob, Eva Mendes. Costumes Anaïs Romand.


Barbican Centre Saturday 25 Mar 2017, 16:00