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Title:   Holy Motors
Director:   Leos Carax
Year:   2012
Genre:   Surreal
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   09.24.12

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Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
09.24.12Alamo South LamarThis Screening is part of event: FantasticFest 2012
Lots of people raved about this in their pre-fest recommendations to me. I definitely heard "The movie of the festival" more than once. It follows a guy around as he makes several "appointments" throughout a day/night cycle, filling certain roles in life kind of like an actor in God's movie. They are incredibably disparate and kind of random so it becomes a game to count each appointment and guess what the next one will be. There's no doubt that the performance by Denis Levant is remarkable and amazing and should be applauded, but the movie itself didn't really connect with me. My favorite part was an entreacte musical number done with a cadre of accordians (found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qxG3LzYkfg ). I also liked when he dressed up as his character from the anthology Tokyo! and gave kind of a flipside-view of the events in that short.

This reminded me a bit of Gaspar Noe in that it's definitely daring and new and for that I commend it even if it's not my favorite movie of all time. Walking out, I was a disappointed and felt like I didn't get what everybody else got but looking back I'm already grateful for seeing it. A little distance has sweetened it for me (although I doubt I'll see it again. I will listen to that song again though. right now).
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