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?
Reader Feedback - 5 Comments
lego on May 9, 2010
I absolutely love Olivier Assayas. He is my favorite living director. His ability toremain objective and craft thrilling narrative and unbearable tension is unparalleled in world cinema. While this poster is pretty unoriginal, I'm a totally confident this film will be amazing.
Linkfx on May 9, 2010
Agree with #2 - Assayas is my favourite living director too, pretty much my subjectivity. One of the few filmmakers who is trying to craft an aesthetic that responds to how society is being shaped today. Can't wait for his first full-blown action-thriller. Also, read in an interview that Assayas is very conscious of all the other left wing extremist films of late (eg. Baader Meinhof Complex, Red Army) and their short comings in not making clear the international context, 'the money flows', the internal political connections. Also think making it for tv first gives him a lot of freedom to explore this in a way filmmakers wouldn't normally have (similar to the freedom of narrative and systemic connections explored by The Wire). This has the potential to be a landmark film.
Dave on May 10, 2010
Total rip-off of Terminator Salvation! (which was far better)
Dougie Rankin on May 10, 2010
Terminator? lolol This is based on a true story, who cares about Terminator Cool poster though, really loving it.
M on May 10, 2010
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