Thursday, August 21
(2012) Leos Carax steps from his apartment into a crowded cinema. Seeming family man Denis Lavant enters a limo driven by Edith Scob (later donning a white plastic face mask à la Franju’s Eyes Without A Face, screening on August 17) and via dossiers, makeup and costumes, plays a beggar, an actor, Eva Mendes’ kidnapper, a concerned father (to Carax’s own daughter), two hitmen; and an old flame of Kylie Minogue – or is it not acting? Carax’s triumphant and enigmatic return to feature filmmaking. Approx. 115 min. DCP.
“Reminds you just how drearily conventional many movies are. Wonderfully it feels unlike anything else: it’s cinema reloaded.”
– Manohla Dargis, The New York Times