Mr. X

The image of a mysterious, solitary filmmaker - a cineaste maudit - who flees from both the media and the public, is unrelentingly bound to the figure of Leos Carax, in France. Elsewhere, the real focus is on his films and he is considered to be an icon of world cinema. Mr.X dives into the poetic and visionary world of an artist who was already a cult figure from his very first film. Punctuated by interviews and unseen footage, this documentary is most of all a fine-tuned exploration of the poetic and visionary world of Leos Carax, alias "Mr.X".


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  • ★★★★★ review by kuru on Letterboxd

    "willing to go to dangerous extremes to poeticize their life"

  • ★★★½ review by Turner Haut on Letterboxd

    i want more dreamy, floaty feeling docs like this. Does anybody know of any?

  • ★★★★ review by Chris Campbell on Letterboxd

    A documentary about Leos Carax that has a lot of clips and benind the scenes footage and still maintains a fair amount of ambiguity about the filmmaker. The documentary establishes his context and keeps the focus on the work. It may not be for everyone, but for me I loved the little glimpses of the work and insights blended with clips from his singular films and comments from collaborators and admirers.

  • ★★★½ review by vanslater on Letterboxd

  • ★★★★★ review by Liam O'Donnell on Letterboxd

    Never enough Leos Carax in my life. never.

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