Channel and IFC Films Announce October Premiere of "Carlos"
Sundance Channel and IFC Films Plan Multi-Platform Release of Olivier
Assayas' Epic ''Carlos,'' Starring Edgar Ramirez
CARLOS, Sundance Channel's First Scripted Project, to Premiere on
Network in October
IFC Films Plans Subsequent October Theatrical and VOD Release
Cannes, France - Sundance Channel (www.sundancechannel.com) and
IFC Films (www.ifcfilms.com) announced plans today for a multi-platform
release of the highly-anticipated film, CARLOS. The five-and-a-half-hour
film is the definitive portrait of the renowned international terrorist
known as Carlos the Jackal, who masterminded a wave of terror attacks in
Europe and the Middle East in the '70s and '80s. Produced by Studio Canal
in association with Sundance Channel, the film is Sundance Channel's first
original scripted project and is scheduled to premiere on the network as a
three-part mini-series in October. Following the Sundance Channel
premiere, IFC Films, one of the leading American distributors of
independent and foreign films, will distribute both the extended,
three-part version of the film as well as a theatrical version nationally
in theaters, with the theatrical version available nationally on
video-on-demand. Sundance Channel and IFC Films are owned and operated by
Directed by Olivier Assayas (Summer Hours), the film stars Edgar
Ramirez (CHE) in the title role. CARLOS was selected for the Official
Selection at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.
"Every so often a project like CARLOS comes along that presents a
one-of-a-kind opportunity to do something different that will maximize its
potential and its exposure," said Sarah Barnett, executive vice
president and general manager, Sundance Channel. "CARLOS is a hugely
ambitious and beautifully executed work of drama; we are excited to move
into the scripted arena with a project of this caliber."
"We're looking forward to working with our sister company Sundance
Channel on the multi-platform release of CARLOS. IFC Films pioneered the
day and date VOD model, and we pride ourselves on releasing films in
unique ways which will expand the audience for each project," said
Jonathan Sehring, President, IFC Entertainment. "We're excited to
continue our ongoing relationship with Studio Canal and are happy to be
working with Olivier once again after our great success with the award
winning Summer Hours."
His name is Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, but everybody calls him Carlos. For
two decades, he was the most wanted terrorist on earth. Manipulated by
Arab secret services, protected by the Eastern bloc, in various disguises
and under many pseudonyms, he headed a worldwide organization responsible
for spectacular killings, hijackings and bombings.
Directed by acclaimed French filmmaker Olivier Assayas (Summer Hours),
CARLOS examines the life of this infamous criminal, who was alternately
seen as a hero, playboy and revolutionary or a villainous assassin.
Starring Edgar Ramirez (CHE, Domino) in the lead role, CARLOS includes a
sweeping cast of international talent from France, Germany, Japan and the
Middle East and was shot in various countries including Austria, France,
Germany, Hungary, Lebanon and Morocco.
Assayas' box-office success Summer Hours won Best Foreign Film from the
National Society of Film Critics, New York Film Critics Circle, Los
Angeles Film Critics Assocation and the Boston Society of Film Critics.
Source: Sundance Channel Press Release