Assayas’s Carlos out of competition
The official selection at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival (May 12-23) will include Olivier Assayas’s Carlos [+see also:
film profile] (see news). The biopic about far-left terrorist and mercenary Ilich Ramirez Sanchez (otherwise known as Carlos) will screen out of competition in its long 5hr30min version, to be shown as a three-part TV drama on Canal+.
A Cannes festival regular, Assayas has been in competition three times with Sentimental Destinies in 2000, Demonlover [+see also:
film profile] in 2002 and Clean [+see also:
film profile] in 2004.
Produced by Film en Stock for €14.6m, Carlos received co-production support from Germany’s Egoli Tossell Film, backing from Canal+ and Arte France, and funding from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and the German Federal Film Fund (DFFF). International sales are being handled by StudioCanal.
(Translated from French)
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