Carlos is the latest film from Olivier Assayas. It opened in New York this past weekend. Originally this film was presented as a mini-series for French TV and was cut together as a film for the Cannes Film Festival. It was present there in a 5 and a half hour cut. It was also featured during the 48th New York Film Festival. The mini-series (330 minute) and theatrical rights (140 minute) were later acquired by IFC Films for distribution in the US.
Our Carlos coverage so far:
- IFC Films & Sundance Channel Join Forces To Bring Olivier’s Carlos The Jackal Biopic To You
- Trailer For Olivier Assayas’ Carlos [Cannes Film Festival]
- Cannes Buzz For Olivier Assayas’ Carlos
- Post – Cannes, Distribution Updates For Uncle Boonmee, Poetry, And More
- New Trailer For Assayas’ Epic Carlos The Jackal Biopic From IFC
- IFC Is Taking Olivier Assaya’s Carlos On Tour, Releases New Poster Art And Images
The film is based on Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, aka Carlos the Jackal played by Ã‰dgar RamÃrez, a convicted Venezuelan terrorist and murderer.
Since IFC Films owns the rights to this film and Olivier Assayas’ work (Summer Hours) is already in the Criterion Collection, could Carlos join the collection in 2011?