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Walker Art Center Presents Olivier Assayas: Between Love and Terror Regis Dialogue and Film Retrospective October 1-31

The Walker Art Center presents Olivier Assayas: Between Love and Terror, a Regis Dialogue and Film Retrospective, from October 1-31.

Assayas has brought his seemingly effortless virtuosity to an extremely diverse range of more than 20 films, including the stylized comedic parody Irma Vep; the erotic, fast-paced corporate espionage thriller demonlover; and his sublimely humane treatise on family and art set in the French countryside, Summer Hours. Assayas has earned three nominations for the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or Award: in 2000 for Les destinees; in 2002 for demonlover; and in 2004 for Clean. His most recent work, Carlos, stormed this year’s festival with yet another foray into new realms: a daring, dizzying, and engrossing five-hour take on the life of Carlos “The Jackal,” a Venezuelan Marxist revolutionary who terrorized Europe in the 1970s, setting the stage for today’s international terror network. That film, described by the LA Times as “The Bourne Identity with more substance, or Munich with more of a pulse … [a] globetrotting and epic look at one man’s rise to the station of international guerilla leader and terrorist celebrity,” receives its Minneapolis premiere at the Walker as part of Assayas’ Regis Dialogue and Retrospective. A conversation between Assayas and Kent Jones, executive director of the World Cinema Foundation, takes place at 8 pm Wednesday, October 20.

Image: Still from Clean, 2004 Directed by Olivier Assayas

Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403

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