The movie

013CIFF21 Azor

Length: 100 min
Country: Argentinië, Frankrijk, Zwitserland
Language spoken: Spaans, Engels, Frans
Language subtitles: Engels
Cast: FABRIZIO RONGIONE, STÉPHANIE CLÉAU, CARMEN IRIONDO, JUAN TRENCH, IGNACIO VILA
Director: Andreas Fontana
Release date: 2021

Description

DUTCH PREMIÈRE Buenos Aires, 1980, at the height of the military dictatorship: Yvan De Wiel (Fabrizio Rongione), a private banker from Geneva, and his wife, Ines (Stéphanie Cléau), have arrived to investigate the sudden disappearance of De Wiel’s partner, Keys, and to reassure clients that it’s business as usual - despite the disturbing rumours swirling around Keys’ disappearance and the dictatorship’s increasing malevolence. Andreas Fontana’s exquisitely made film is a dissection of wealth, power, and corruption, where a sense of dread percolates just beneath the surface. No spoilers here, but this intriguing, masterful work leaves one chilled to the bone. '[A] spot-on mystery… The first thing one notices about Azor is how real it feels: the entitlement, the encyclopaedic knowledge of “good” families, the multilingual fluency, the bonhomie of power… [T]he film’s design reinforces an exquisite, level-headed decorum about to be smashed by a chillingly cruel monster.’ — Jay Weissberg, Variet'