Friday, November 5, 2010

Olivier Assayas' new film "Carlos" *full cut* at Northwest Film Forum : Nov 5 - 7

A perfect way to spend a loooong, cold, raining Nov night. This weekend only at NWFF, the *full cut* of Olivier Assayas' 5+Hour biopic of Ilich Ramirez Sanchez. Sanchez, a world renowned terrorist' and mercenary with involvement in causes ranging from pro-Palestinian activism to the Japanese Red Army was at once a figure of the extreme left and later an opportunistic mercenary in the pay of powerful governments.
From Northwest Film Forum: "Carlos tells the story of Ilich Ramirez Sanchez (played by Edgar Ramirez), a central figure in international terrorism of the 1970s and 1980's. He lived several lives under various pseudonyms, weaving his way through the complexities of international politics of the period. He formed his own organization, basing it behind the Iron Curtain, and was active during the final years of the Cold War. A daring and amazing biography of a still-living figure, delving into international politics, terrorism, history, religion, sex and much more. Assayas handles all the issues with staggering dexterity, intelligence and skill. The film is nothing short of a must see!"
From LA Times: "Think of The Bourne Identity with more substance, or Munich with more of a life to it, and you begin to have a sense of what Assayas has accomplished with this globetrotting and epic look at one man's rise to the station of international guerrilla leader and terrorist celebrity."

Link to IFC's "Carlos" site

Link to Northwest Film Forum's "Carlos" site