With the partnership between IFC Entertainment and the Criterion Collection seeming to flourish, giving us releases of Hunger, Che, Gomorrah and the upcoming Fish Tank, one of the most talked about films from 2010 will continue this partnership in the new year.
Carlos will hit the collection in 2011, and will be available in both the theatrical edit of the film, and the extended, five-and-a-half TV cut, originally aired on French television. For those who may not know, the film is a biopic looking at the life of infamous terrorist Carlos The Jackal, and features a lead performance from Edgar Ramirez that has become one of the most talked about lead roles of the year.
While I haven’t been able to see the film yet, it’s been on many year-end top 10 lists, including topping that very list for Film Comment. Personally, this is welcome, if not all that shocking addition to the Collection. It’s absolutely a film worthy of the Criterion ‘C’, and with Assayas being a director previously featured in the Collection, it is a great addition. Hopefully this isn’t the last we’ll see of Assayas with regards to the Criterion Collection.
What do you think?
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