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HOLY MOTORS opening 11/16 @ Embarcadero Center Cinema!

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Hello! I'm an intern at Landmark Theatres and I wanted to let you all know about the upcoming film opening soon. HOLY MOTORS opens at Landmark's Embarcadero Center Cinema on Friday, November 16.

This is a really amazing film for anyone into foreign/French cinema. It was a winner at Cannes Film Festival this year, and the reviews for it have been consistently amazing. Definitely a must-see!

The latest feature film of Léos Carax, HOLY MOTORS follows Monsieur Oscar (Denis Lavant) over the course of a single day, as he travels by limousine around Paris to a series of nine "appointments," transforming into new characters or incarnations at each stop. He becomes a gypsy crone, begging for spare change on a bridge over the Seine. He's a ninja warrior transformed by cutting-edge technology into a reptilian sex god. Next he's a gibberish-spewing troglodyte who kidnaps a fashion model (Eva Mendes) from a photo shoot in Père-Lachaise cemetery, ferrying her to his underground lair in the sewers. Then he's the melancholy father of a teenage daughter, followed by a shadowy assassin sent to kill his own doppelgänger, a dying old man, and finally a thwarted lover revisiting a flame from his past atop a decaying Right Bank department store next to the Pont-Neuf. The flame in question is none other than Australian pop icon Kylie Minogue, whose performance of the film's original song "Who Were We?" leaves an indelible impression.

Monster movie, film noir, romantic drama, musical, crime thriller, futuristic sex fantasia...HOLY MOTORS is all of these and, then again, none of these. It is a ravishing, shape-shifting, fever dream of becoming, unraveling and starting all over again. From celluloid magic to the digital data stream, Monsieur Oscar's epic journey of the soul is all of our dreams.

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