Check This Out: Olivier Assayas' 'Carlos' Official Cannes Poster
Speaking of the Cannes Film Festival, an awesome new poster for French director Olivier Assayas' new film Carlos has debuted on D*Hollywood. The film is a five hour feature (cut into a three-part mini-series for French television) about Venezuelan revolutionary Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, aka Carlos the Jackal, who founded a worldwide terrorist organization and raided the OPEC headquarters in 1975 before being caught by the French police. This poster reminds me a lot of the Lord of War poster with Nic Cage's face on it, but with this face created out of the destruction that Carlos is responsible for. Pretty impressive. Check it out!
Carlos is directed by renowned French filmmaker Olivier Assayas, of numerous French features including Copyright, Winter's Child, A New Life, Late August, Early September, Sentimental Destinies, Boarding Gate, and Summer Hours most recently. Carlos will premiere at Cannes in its full five-and-a-half-hour cut. The full version, as was originally intended, will hit Sundance Channel in a mini-series format and a much shorter theatrical cut is supposed to make the arthouse rounds later this year. I'm very curious to see this and may just try and sit through all five hours, but I'll check it out at Cannes later this week. Thoughts?