From its enigmatic opening scenes, which sends the viewers into a mysterious voyage a la Alice through the looking glass that ends up in a movie theater, Holy Motors is a celebration of the magic, imagination, and primal power of the movies.
Offering a weird and wonderful tangle of ideas, Carax and Lavant are clearly reveling in the madcap vibe, and together they have created an entertainingly barmy and gag-filled ode to both cinema and what Oscar calls 'the beauty in the act'.
Holy Motors é uma declaração de amor ao Cinema, um suspiro de impaciência acerca do Cinema e uma manifestação de desesperança diante do estado atual do Cinema. Uma desesperança que a própria existência do filme se encarrega de suprimir.
Carax has always been an enfant terrible with taste for excess, but Holy Motors, which has just won the L.A. Critics for Best Foreign Film, is his most original, shocking, and entertaining work to date.