Indomina Lands US Distribution of Carax's Cannes Fav 'Holy Motors'
Happy to report news that one of the must buzzed about, highly acclaimed, incredibly weird, original, and impressive films coming out of the Cannes Film Festival has been bought. Deadline & THR are reporting that Indomina Releasing, an upstart indie distributor with titles like True Legend and Tiny Furniture, has acquired US distribution rights for Leos Carax's Holy Motors, starring Denis Lavant. It may yet win an award tonight in Cannes, possibly even Palme d'Or, but at the least it's a fantastic film unlike anything you've ever seen. It deserves a good release with a potential to break out, especially in the US. Trailer below!
Holy Motors follows an individual named Monsieur Oscar (Denis Lavant), a mysterious person who travels around playing different characters. "He is, in turn, captain of industry, assassin, beggar, monster, family man... But where is his true home, his family, his rest?" Indomina CEO Jasbinder Singh Mann states of the news: "Leos Carax is a masterful filmmaker. His unique, singular vision is something that cannot be overlooked in today's marketplace. The film really stays with you after you’ve left the cinema – a testament to not only a brilliant story but amazing direction and performances." Indeed. I had the chance to see Holy Motors at the end of the fest and I loved it, not only for its entertainment, but as a brilliant piece of cinema.
Here's the first official teaser trailer for Leos Carax's Holy Motors, as debuted by the festival this week:
This is the first film from French director Leos Carax since 1999; his past work includes Boy Meets Girl, Bad Blood (Mauvais sang), The Lovers on the Bridge and Pola X. Many will recognize Denis Lavant from his appearance in Carax's segment of the triptych Tokyo. He reappears in this one, but it works perfectly (and initially I disliked that Tokyo segment). The cast of Holy Motors includes Michel Piccoli, Edith Scob, Eva Mendes and Kylie Minogue. We will definitely keep you updated on release plans and more details.