Rising to fame through Australian soap opera Neighbours in the late 1980′s as Charlene Robinson, Kylie Minogue is now a household name throughout the United Kingdom and recognized as one of the most prominent faces in both music and television.
Up until now, Kylie’s links with York, if any, have been rather few and far between. However, this September, you can be amongst the audience to watch a live satellite broadcast of the UK premiere of Holy Motors, a French film written and directed by Leos Carax, in which she cameos, at York’s City Screen Picturehouse. A slightly tenuous link perhaps, yet following the showing, she, alongside Leos Carax and leading actor Denis Lavant, will take part in a live Q&A session, again via satellite, which is what makes this one off showing unique and an unmissable event.
Holy Motors was released in France alongside a number of other countries in July and has received a critical response from its foreign audiences. Rotten Tomatoes, a website dedicated to reviewing and rating new and upcoming films, scored Holy Motors a very respectable 88/100. The film also created a storm of critical excitement on Twitter following its worldwide premiere at the Cannes Film Festival earlier in the year.
This is Carax’s first feature film since his 1999 production Pola X, spoken in French with English subs.
The event is priced at £10.20 for adults, £8.70 for students, and is an 18 certificate. It has been advised that customes take their seats at least 15 minutes prior to the 18:30 showing, as the film will begin promptly at this one night only screening.
Further information including ticket booking and film synopsis can be found at the City Screen Picturehouse webiste.