Carlos

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Carlos

Olivier Assayas, 2010

Wex at Gateway

Wexner Center members receive free admission to select screenings at the Gateway Film Center, located in the South Campus Gateway. The films are selected (and often introduced) by Wex curators. Don’t forget to bring your Wex member ID card to show at the Gateway’s box office.

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"An epic achievement. Nothing I've seen in recent years has held my attention so relentlessly. Carlos also stands as a textbook case of the total immersion that one can enjoy only in a theatrical setting"—Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

One of the most electrifying films at this year's Cannes Film Festival, Carlos is a riveting account of 20 years in the life of the Venezuelan guerrilla turned militant international terrorist known as Carlos "the Jackal." This astonishing achievement by Olivier Assayas (director of Summer Hours and subject of a 2003 Wexner Center retrospective) conveys a you-are-there sense of immediacy—especially during its breathless and detailed re-creation of Carlos's audacious 1975 kidnapping of OPEC oil ministers in Vienna. The intensely charismatic performance by Edgar Ramirez in the title role has critics making comparisons to Marlon Brando in his prime. IndieWIRE wrote that the film boldly takes on "biography (of a still-living figure), international politics, terrorism, history, religion, sex, and much more and handles all the issues with staggering dexterity, intelligence, and skill." (165 mins, 35mm)

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