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SCREENING: Holy Motors

June 29

For the reopening of the theater of the Maison Française, and in honor of the Cannes Festival, we are delighted to present the award-winning movie Holy Motors, directed by Leos Carax with Denis Lavant, Kylie Minogue, and Eva Mendes.

French director Leos Carax will open the 2021 Cannes Festival with Annette, featuring Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard in July.

Don’t miss the chance of discovering his previous masterpiece!


Holy Motors

Directed by Leos Carax / Main cast: Denis Lavant, Edith Scob, Eva Mendes

2012- France/Germany – 115 min.

From dawn to after nightfall, 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 Céline, the slender blonde woman behind the wheel of the vast engine that transports him in and around Paris. He’s like a conscientious assassin moving from hit to hit. In pursuit of the purely beautiful act, the mysterious driving force, the women and ghosts of past lives. But where is his true home, his family, his rest?

In French with English subtitles 



Cannes Film Festival 2012 | Winner: Award of the Youth

Locarno International Film Festival 2012

Village Voice Film Poll 2012 | 2 runner-up prizes including: Best Actor, 2012 | 3rd place: Best Director, 2012 | Nominee: Best Supporting Actress

Indiewire Critics’ Poll, 2012 | 2 wins including: Best Film, 2012 | 3rd place: Best Director

This screening by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States is made possible through a generous grant from TV5 Monde.


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