Wednesday, March 2nd 2016 at Leytonstone Library
"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 Celine, 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? " – bbfc.co.uk *
Amongst various other accolades, Sight & Sound film magazine placed the film at #4 on its critics poll of the best films of 2012; The Village Voice also ranked the film 3rd on its annual poll of film critics.
The film was ranked first by both Film Comment and Indiewire on their year-end film critics polls. Manohla Dargis of The New York Times called Holy Motors one of 2012's 10 best films. French film magazine Cahiers du cinéma elected Holy Motors the best film of the year." – Wikipedia *