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Director
Leos Carax

Filmography
1980 Strangulation Blues (short)
1984 Boy Meets Girl
1986 Mauvais sang/Bad Blood
1991 Les Amants du Pont-Neuf/The Lovers on the Bridge
1997 Sans titre (short)
1999 Pola X
2006 My Last Minute (short)
2008 Tokyo! (segment Merde)
2009 42 One Dream Rush (short)
2012 Holy Motors

Biography
A French film director, critic, and writer, he began his film career with a series of short films, and as a film critic, before he released Boy Meets Girl. Next came the science fiction themed Bad Blood, which alienated some of his audience, but the work continued to explore the complexities of love in the modern world, this time through a darker, more criminal viewpoint. Five years later, he returned to directing with Les Amants du Pont-Neuf. The movie was released to critical acclaim and opened the door for Carax to enter more experimental waters with his fourth feature, Pola X. Holy Motors is the next feature film he made.

Special Screenings

Holy Motors / Leos Carax

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?


Director:Leos Carax
Script:Léos Carax
Cinematography:Caroline Champetier, Yves Cape
Editing:Nelly Quettier
Sound:Erwan Kerzanet, Katia Boutin, Josefina Rodriguez, Emmanuel Croset
Music:Neil Hannon
Art Direction:Emmanuelle Cuillery
Costumes:Anaïs Romand
With:Denis Lavant (Monsieur Oscar), Édith Scob (Céline), Kylie Minogue (Eva/Jean), Eva Mendes (Kay M.), Élise Lhomeau (Léa/Élise), Jeanne Disson (Angèle), Michel Piccoli (the man with the birthmark)
World Sales:Wild Bunch, France T. +33 1 5301 5020 F. +33 1 53 01 50 49 info@wildbunch.eu www.wildbunch.eu
Distribution in Greece:StraDa Films (Takis Veremis) T. +30 210 959 0120 F. +30 210 958 2216 info@stradaent.gr www.stradafilms.gr
Production Design:Florian Sanson
Producer:Martine Marignac
Production:Pierre Grise Production, France, T. +33 1 4027 9906 F. +33 1.4027 9716 pierre-grise-productions@wanadoo.fr www.pierregriseproductions.com
Production Country:France-Germany
Co-production:Théo films (France) & Arte France Cinéma (France) & Pandora Film (Germany) & WDR-Arte (Germany)
Format:35mm Color-B&W
Duration:116'
Production Year:2012
Prix de Jeunesse (Award of the Youth) – Cannes IFF 2012
Screening Schedule
OLYMPION:Friday, November 02, 2012 - 20:30 | ID:---
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