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Holy Motors

Released 2012
Distributor Indomina Group

Dream logic rules the day in Leos Carax’ multi-layered film in which a mysterious shape-shifter is shepherded about Paris in a stretch limo where he assumes a different disguise at each stop. Released to enormous critical acclaim in 2012, the film stars Denis Lavant with legendary french actors Edith Scob (Eyes Without a Face) as the limo driver and Michel Piccoli (La Grande Bouffe) as her occasional consort.

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About Brian Trenchard-Smith

Brian Trenchard-Smith has been burning to make genre films ever since seeing Hitchcock’s Vertigo at age 13. So far he has directed 42 Crimes Against Cinema, and counting (He’s an enthusiastic recidivist.) The Fantaspoa International Fantastic Film Festival recently gave him a career achievement award. His cult hits include The Man from Hong Kong, Turkey Shoot, BMX Bandits, Stunt Rock, Dead End Drive In, The Siege of Firebase Gloria. He has also made over 100 trailers ranging from Hammer horrors to Australian films of the 70′s and 80′s. His latest film is Drive Hard, a quirky action comedy with John Cusack and Thomas Jane. He hopes to shoot a Sci-Fi action picture in Tianjing, China later this year. Brian shares a passion for history with his wife Byzantine historian Dr. Margaret Trenchard-Smith. His first novel The Headsman's Daughter is available this summer on Amazon and Kindle.