HitFix has the exclusive premiere for the poster to HOLY MOTORS, so give them a courtesy click if you want the full-size image. I think it's quite lovely myself, and I have no idea how this movie will play for people. It took a few days for this movie to settle in my mind, and once I became comfortable with the film's many themes and ideas, I realized that I had seen a significant work by a significant filmmaker.
So what is HOLY MOTORS about? On the surface, it's about a man (Denis Lavant), driven around Paris in a limousine, taking on various personas and telling different stories. Some of these stories are seemingly nonsensical, and the true meaning of them isn't apparent until you see the complete product. But it's not really about trying to crack the code, as it were, of the plot, but simply experiencing the movie and one filmmaker's catharsis as he tries to make sense of this crazy passion we call cinema.
There's really no way to describe HOLY MOTORS without coming across as some kind of film snob, but there are moments of such beauty and power in it that took my breath away, and other moments that skirt right up to being silly, but they still worked. It's certainly not a movie for most people, and that's okay; it was never meant to be. But for those audiences willing to open themselves to brave, experiential filmmaking, I think HOLY MOTORS could very well rock their world. Here's the poster, and visit HitFix for the full-size image: