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Cannes Adds “Carlos”

Cannes Adds "Carlos"

The Cannes Film Festival has added Olivier Assayas’ “Carlos” to the Out of Competition roster for next month’s festival. Organizers have also added another Carlos to their roster, namely Carlos Diegues’ “5XFavela” as a special screening for the upcoming event in France.

Organizers said today that they will round out the lineup for this year’s festival by the end of this week. The majority of the fest’s Official Selection was announced last week.

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French director Olivier Assayas is certainly no stranger to the Cannes fest, having screened in competition three times with “Clean” in 2004, “Demonlover” in 2002 and “Les destinees sentimentales” in 2000. This time, “Carlos” screens with a five hour film version of his French TV series. It stars Edgar Ramirez and Alexander Beyer, and centers on Venezuelan revolutionary Ramirez Sanchez, who lead a terrorist organization that raided OPEC headquarters in 1975 before being caught by French police.

Deigues’ “5XFavela” is described as a short film anthology featuring young filmmakers from the Brazilian favelas that were trained by director Carlos Diegues.

Also rounding out the roster of Cannes films this week will be the Critics’ Week roster today and the Director’s Fortnight lineup tomorrow.

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