‘Nothing makes us feel so alive as to see others die.’ The Indomina Group has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Leos Carax’s French drama Holy Motors, which had its premiere in the Cannes 2012 Competition Lineup last week.
One of the strangest and most divisive, which many felt was the most acclaimed film of the festival, starring Michel Piccoli, Denis Lavant, Eva Mendes and Kylie Minogue.
Written and directed by Carax (Tokyo!), Motors chronicles a few hours in the life of Monsieur Oscar, a shadowy character who journeys from one life to the next.
Indomina vice chairman and CEO Jasbinder Singh Mann said:
Leos Carax is a masterful filmmakerHis unique, singular vision is something that cannot be overlooked in today’s marketplace. The film really stays with you after you’ve left the cinema – a testament to not only a brilliant story but amazing direction and performances.
Here’s the synopsis for Holy Motors:
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 Céline, the 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. But where is his true home, his family, his rest?