Films By Olivier Assayas

“Bravura narrative filmmaking on a hugely ambitious scale, Carlos is a spectacular achievement.” - Variety ... The career exploits of Venezuelan terrorist Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, known in the media and by the public as Carlos the Jackal, are told on an epic scale in Carlos, filmmaker Olivier Assayas's fictionalised account of one of the world's most notorious criminals. Running in total at almost f... Read more
“Bravura narrative filmmaking on a hugely ambitious scale, Carlos is a spectacular achievement.” - Variety ... The career exploits of Venezuelan terrorist Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, known in the media and by the public as Carlos the Jackal, are told on an epic scale in Carlos, filmmaker Olivier Assayas's fictionalised account of one of the world's most notorious criminals. Running in total at almost f... Read more
“Bravura narrative filmmaking on a hugely ambitious scale, Carlos is a spectacular achievement.” - Variety ... The career exploits of Venezuelan terrorist Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, known in the media and by the public as Carlos the Jackal, are told on an epic scale in Carlos, filmmaker Olivier Assayas's fictionalised account of one of the world's most notorious criminals. Running in total at almost f... Read more
In a seedy motel in Ontario, rocker Lee Hauser (muso James Johnston), managed by Vernon (Don McKellar), overdoses on heroin. His partner in love and crime is Emily (Maggie Cheung), who is wrestling with her own addiction and with dreams for musical success. Their son, Jay, lives with his grandparents, Albrecht (Nick Nolte) and Rosemary Hauser (Martha Henry), in their nurturing and stable west coas... Read more
... ... Cahiers du Cinema critic, screenwriter for Andre Techine and others, as well as an award-win­ning filmmaker, Olivier Assayas could be consid­ered part of a 'family' of French auteurs. Which explains why, when the idea for the series Tous les gamins et les filles deuleur age (All the Boys and Girls of their Age)—where ten filmmakers were asked to capture the era of their own adoles­cence wi... Read more
Cahiers du Cinema critic turned director Oliver Assayas (Irma Vep, MIFF 1997) takes us on another wild ride with this erotic cyber-thriller complete with a killer soundtrack by Sonic Youth and an eclectic cast that includes Connie Nielsen (One Hour Photo, MIFF 2002), Gina Gershon (Bound), Chloe Sevigny (Kids) and Charles Berling. In Official Competition at Cannes 2002. ... In the not-too-distant-f... Read more
Olivier Assayas made his name with serious, emotionally weighty works such as L'eau Froide (MIFF 95). With Irma Vep Assayas lightens the mood, proving to also be a skilled director of comedy. After meeting Maggie Cheung, one of Hong Kong's most popular actors, Assayas insisted on constructing a film for and around her. Cheung plays herself, arriving in Paris to recreate the jewel thief Irma Vep in... Read more
"A dizzying Chinese box of a film" – Film Society of Lincoln Center ... Maggie Cheung has arrived in Paris to play the lead role in a remake of Louis Feuillade's silent serial Les Vampires. As she struggles to negotiate the language barrier, the chaotic nature of the shoot and the director's caprices, the entire production begins to falter. Cheung, however, is only just beginning to get into chara... Read more
"An unexpected, beguiling … cinematic experience. Kristen Stewart['s] remarkable performance [is] at once forcefully headstrong and unexpectedly fragile." – MUBI Notebook ... Co-winner of the Cannes Best Director gong, French auteur extraordinaire Olivier Assayas' (Demonlover MIFF 2002; Irma Vep, MIFF 1997) brand new film is an unconventional ghost story. ... Maureen works by day as a personal a... Read more
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