Holy Motors

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Ko norėti – juk esame atpirkimo ožiai.

Žmonės – tai mašina, tokia jau ši epocha.

 

 
From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the life of Monsieur Oscar, a shadowy character who journeys from one life to the next. He is, in turn, captain of industry, assassin, beggar, monster, family man... He seems to be playing roles, plunging headlong into each part – but where are the cameras? Monsieur Oscar is alone, accompanied only by a slender blonde woman behind the wheel of the vast engine that transports him through and around Paris. He‘s like a conscientious assassin moving from hit to hit. In pursuit of the beautiful gesture, the mysterious driving force, the women and the ghosts of past lives.
 
Festivals: 

Cannes Film Festival – nominated for Palme d‘Or; Karlovy Vary International Film Festival – selected for Horizons programme.

Leos Carax

Leos Carax was born in1960 in France. He joined the editorial team of Cahiers du cinéma at age 20. His first feature, Boy Meets Girl was released in 1984. Bad Blood (1986) brought him the Alfred Bauer Prize for innovation at the Berlinale. His The Lovers on the Bridge (1991) is a cult movie today, its creation brought on an eight-year hiatus that ended in 1999 with his controversial film entitled Pola X. After 13 years the director is back with his new feature Holy Motors.