Azor | Andreas Fontana Talks About Making An International Film [Exclusive Interview]

Fabrizio Rongione as Yvan in Azor | Courtesy of Mubi

The filmmaker Andreas Fontana takes us to the mysterious private bankers’ world in AzorA time when a private banker would experience some of the most intimate affairs. 

The Synopsis 

Argentina, the late 1970s. Private banker Yvan (Fabrizio Rongione, “Two Days, One Night”) arrives from Geneva with his wife Inés (Stéphanie Cléau, “The Blue Room”) 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”.

Stéphanie Cléau as Inés and Fabrizio Rongione as Yvan in Azor

Andreas Fontana graduated with an MA in Comparative Literature from the University of Geneva. Shortly after relocated to Buenos Aires to train as a production assistant. From there he made his first short film Cotonov Vanished and won a couple awards in film festivals. His last film was Pedro M, 1981.

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I spoke to Andreas Fontana via Zoom to discuss Azor. He spoke about how he came up with the story as a co-writer of the film and manipulated the multiple languages. Fontana also discussed the direction he wanted in the characters’ personalities.

Azor is now in theaters September 10, 2021 in the US.In UK cinemas October 29, 2021. Coming soon to MUBI in the US, UK & Ireland, India, Italy and Turkey

Source: LRMExclusive, Mubi


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