Today's Hot Trailer: Holy Motors Trailer Mystifies as It Enchants Critics
10.22.12 by Ryan
We're not sure if it's the best movie of the year, but it's certainly the weirdest.
Well, the domestic trailer for Holy Motors has arrived online, and we're not sure what we've seen exactly. Part musical, part drama, part comedy, and entirely unique, when Holy Motors debuted at the Cannes Film Festival director Leos Carax (Pola X) would only reveal to the Village Voice that the movie is "about a man and the experience of being alive." Ooookay.
What Holy Motors is about defies a typical plot summary. We can tell you that Eva Mendes plays a model in the movie, and Kylie Minogue sings in it, and French actor Denis Lavant plays a variety of strange characters, seemingly on purpose, in what critics from all over the world are calling "the best movie of the year."
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If that wasn't weird enough for you, perhaps this clip, featuring Lavant, will make more sense.
Holy Motors opened in two theaters in New York last week, and will expand to more cities on November 9th. Critics have been positive across the board, with the movie receiving a 91% "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The Playlist said that the movie is "alive, bristling with emotion, mischief and calamity," while Rolling Stone said that Holy Motors is "is a dream of a movie you want to get lost in."
What it is or isn't is hard to measure at this point, but it does appear that whatever Holy Motors is, it should have something of interest for almost everybody.