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“FIVE STARS! Weird and wonderful, rich and strange – barking mad, in fact. It is wayward, kaleidoscopic, black comic and bizarre; there is in it a batsqueak of genius, dishevelment and derangement; it is captivating and compelling.”

– Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian”


“Leos Carax’s unholy odyssey into the dreamy marvels of cinema itself is an exhilarating hybrid of comedy, melodrama, science fiction, crime thriller, and musical romance. Wholly mysterious and impossibly lovely, this mad hatter’s monsterpiece may be the best film of the year.”

– Aaron Hillis, The Village Voice


“It’s mad crazy beautiful.”
– Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly


“An exhilarating tour de force… The most astonishing film at Cannes.”

– John Powers, Vogue


“A combustible roman candle of a film. Exhilarating, opaque, heartbreaking and completely bonkers… a deliciously preposterous piece of filmmaking that appraises life and death and everything in between, reflect in a funhouse mirror.”

– Megan Lehmann, The Hollywood Reporter


“A visionary, jaw-­‐dropping spectacle…”

– Mike D’Angelo, The Onion


“One of the most electrifying films you will ever see”

- Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine