Olivier AssayasÉdgar Ramírez, Alexander Scheer, Alejandro Arroyo
France, Germany / 2009 / 334 minutes / DCP
Look terror in the face. Voted the Best Film of 2010 by Film Comment, this highly acclaimed biopic of notorious Venezuelan terrorist Carlos the Jackal has been hailed as a “hypnotic and sprawling five-hour-plus piece of cinematic genius” by the Los Angeles Times. Olivier Assayas meticulously researched the film, filling it with authentic details that convincingly recreate the terrorist lifestyle of the egomaniacal Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, the real-life Carlos. For those who miss Assayas (he could not make the trip to Hong Kong for our gala premiere due to health reason six years ago), grasp the chance to meet him in our Master Class this time!★ With a 20-minute intermission.