May 29, 2012

'Holy Motors' - The Strangest Film To Come Out Of Cannes This Year


The Cannes film festival is still one of the most important film festivals in the world in terms of breaking films and creating buzz. The festival is single handily responsible for the careers of such directors as Quentin Tarantino & Kevin Smith, and has made the Weinstein Company one of the biggest players in the movie industry. Those of you non film snobs may not know much about the festival besides its name... so here is a quick crash course. The main award of the festival is called the Palm d'Or. The winner of the Palm d'Or gets all types of free press, praise, and usually ends up a successful film do to the push from the win. But when there is an upset (as there was this year) sometimes more than one film can benefit from just being nominated. This year a movie called 'Amour' took the top prize, but it is the very weird and bizarre 'Holy Motors' that is generating the most buzz. It comes from controversial film director Leos Carax & has a few recognizable names starring in it (Kylie Minogue, Eva Mendes), and judging by the trailer it is bat shit crazy. Maybe that is why it didn't get the win... it may have been too weird for its own good. Check the full trailer out after the jump and keep your eyes peeled for 'Holy Motors' to be hitting a indy cinema near you...



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  1. Dan Zukovic's "DARK ARC", a bizarre modern noir dark comedy called "Absolutely brilliant...truly and completely different..." in Film Threat, was recently released on DVD through Vanguard Cinema(http://www.vanguardcinema.com/darkarc/darkarc.htm), and is currently
    debuting on Cable Video On Demand. The film had it's World Premiere at the Montreal Festival, and it's US Premiere at the Cinequest Film Festival. Featuring Sarah Strange ("White Noise"), Kurt Max Runte ("X-Men", "Battlestar Gallactica",) and Dan Zukovic (director and star of the cult comedy "The Last Big Thing"). Featuring the glam/punk tunes "Dark Fruition", "Ire and Angst" and "F.ByronFitzBaudelaire", and a dark orchestral score by Neil Burnett.

    TRAILER : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPeG4EFZ4ZM

    ***** (Five stars) "Absolutely brilliant...truly and completely different...something you've never tasted
    before..." Film Threat
    "A black comedy about a very strange love triangle" Seattle Times
    "Consistently stunning images...a bizarre blend of art, sex, and opium, "Dark Arc" plays like a candy-coloured
    version of David Lynch. " IFC News
    "Sarah Strange is as decadent as Angelina Jolie thinks she is...Don't see this movie sober!" Metroactive Movies
    "Equal parts film noir intrigue, pop culture send-up, brain teaser and visual feast. " American Cinematheque

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    1. Wow... nice cut and paste plug for another movie.... lol. I'll let you live, I won't delete it!!! Mike D and CCD are amicable and fair gods!!!! Lol....

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