I do not pretend to be some sort of film expert. I’ve seen most of the “arty classics” and like reading about film. I have a few areas I like more than others. With this proclamation of non-intent I must thoroughly and vigorously recommend seeing Holy Motors if you have the chance.
It is unlike anything I’ve ever seen. Bits and pieces of temporal displacement, sure ; references to the history of cinema, sure ; an amazing performance by Denis Lavant, most def ; a complete sense of dislocation and wonder, oh yeah ; an ending that left the whole audience looking at each other as the lights came up ; that was fun.
My personal reaction to this film is that I’ve NOT stopped thinking about it. Not necessarily trying to “figure it out”, but just re-running scenes and scenarios in my head. It is a film that warrants mad discussion over much libation. Will someone I know PLEASE see this movie so we can commence with said discussion !