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Trailer for Leos Carax’s Cannes darling HOLY MOTORS arrives, and we have it

Joshua Brunsting

May 23rd, 2012

As Cannes 2012 nears its end, one film appears to be standing up, buzz-wise, as the true film to watch coming out of the festical.

Director Leos Carax's HOLY MOTORS stars Denis Lavant, Eva Mendes and even Kylie Minogue, and has found a laundry list of supporters within the film criticism world.

Drawing comparisons to the work of Luis Buñuel, this surrealist fever dream of a film has become the must see film from this year's French film festival. And now, thanks to a new trailer from Cannes, you can see what all the fuss is about. Hit the jump to check it out.

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?

Now, while I haven’t seen much of Carax’s filmography, the films I have seen from the auteur have been brazenly frantic and engaging, and this looks to be his most surreal. The cast is impeccable, and the premise sounds really great. Overall, it’s hard to get past the top-to-bottom, near unanimous buzz that has been making its way out of the festival.

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