Seasonal Special Happenings

French Flick

When: Wed., Dec. 31 2014

The French art house flick Holy Motors had a short run at the Cedar Lee Theatre last year, but it's such a strange movie, it's better suited to the Cleveland Museum of Art, which tends to champion such oddities. Directed by Leos Carax, the man behind the 1986 cult sci-fi flick Bad Blood, Holy Motors pairs him again with Denis Lavant, a versatile French actor who's up for just about anything. Here, Lavant plays Mr. Oscar, a Zelig-like character that randomly shows up in a variety of strange places before falling in love with a model (Eva Mendes). Don't worry too much about following the plot; it's all rather incomprehensible. Its whimsical sensibilities somehow even managed to win over a wide range of critics, one of whom deemed it a "cinematic sensation." We beg to differ. It screens today at 1:30 p.m., and tickets are $9. (Niesel)

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