The Regal Cinema’s World Cinema series presents the Swiss film Azor.
Argentina, 1980. Private banker Yvan (Fabrizio Rongione) arrives from Geneva with his wife Ines (Stéphanie Cléau) to replace a colleague who has mysteriously disappeared in military-ruled Buenos Aires. Moving through the smoke-filled lounges and lush gardens of a society under intense surveillance, he finds himself untangling a sinister web of colonialism, high finance, and a nation’s “Dirty War.”
In his remarkably assured debut, Swiss director Andreas Fontana invites us into this seductive, moneyed world where political violence simmers just under the surface. Written in collaboration with Argentinian filmmaker Mariano Llinás (La Flor), Azor is a riveting look at international intrigue worthy of John le Carré or Graham Greene.
This film will be shown in French and Spanish with English subtitles.
“Andreas Fontana’s debut feature is an unnervingly subtle drama”
The Guardian ★★★★★
“Wildly impressive first feature”
The Irish Times ★★★★★
“An ingenious spin on the paranoid thriller”
The Telegraph ★★★★★