Strangulation Blues, My Last Minute and 42 One Dream Rush -- are missing from this retrospective, which includes all of his full-lengthers, in addition to Merde and the short, Sans titre. Carax (shown at left) is a filmmaker who certainly goes his own way, dividing critics and audiences in the process, although his latest work Holy Motors, which is a part of this retrospective, seems to have garnered more international praise than any of his other films and has proven quite popular, as well. (It is fun and, as is all his work, bizarre.) So maybe we're finally beginning to get used to this guy. His newest film also features an extension of that fabulously creepy character -- once again played by Carax's muse, the great Denis Lavant (below) -- from his segment film, Merde, now a doing full-length job.
Here's the complete schedule for the series, curated by Marie Losier, which includes a personal appearance by M. Carax to introduce Holy Motors at the 7pm screening on February 26, followed by a Q&A at the end of that screening.
"Charming first feature," -- The New York Times.
"Pola X has enough fireworks to keep you in your seat. When it's over, you'll know you've had an experience." -- Stephen Holden, The New York Times.
“A gripping surrealist odyssey that makes most other films look very buttoned-up.“—The Guardian (UK)
MEET THE DIRECTOR!
acclaimed director Leos Carax presents Holy Motors and participates in a Q&A following the screening. Moderated by Richard Brody, The New Yorker film critic.
What: When Boy Meets Girl: The Cinema of Leos Carax
When: CinemaTuesdays, February 5th through 26
Where: FIAF -- Florence Gould Hall an Tinker Auditorium
55 E. 59th St. (between Park and Madison Aves.)
Admission: $10; $7 students; free for FIAF members ($2 in advance)
Tickets: www.fiaf.org or 800-982-2787
Information: www. fiaf.org or 212-355-6160
Transportation: Subway -- 4, 5, 6, N, R & Q to 59th St. & Lexington Ave.
Buses: M1, M2, Mc, M4, Q31 to 59th St., M5 to 58th St.,
and from Queens: Q32 to 60th & Madison.