- 24 May 12
The Divine Comedy man's song 'Who Were We?' features in the new Leos Carax film Holy Motors.
As well as featuring on the cover of Jimmy Ruffin’s ‘What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted’ that graces the upcoming The Shortest Night fundraising album, Neil Hannon has penned a new tune, ‘Who Were We?’, which is sung by Kylie Minogue’s character in the Leos Carax-directed Holy Motors. An instrumental version also appears over the end credits.
Currently in competition at Cannes, the film co-stars Denis Lavant and Eva Mendes and goes on general release in France on July 4.
According to the man from Reuters, the madcap comedy follows “Mr. Oscar, a man who spends each day living 10 different lives, each mapped out for him in a dossier left in the back seat of the stretch white limousine he travels in. In the morning he is a rich businessman leaving his luxury home for work. Next he dresses up as an old woman beggar on the streets of Paris. Each hurried change involves elaborate costume changes and make up in the back of the limousine, and leave Oscar increasingly exhausted as the day wears on.”