Mubi Debuts Intriguing “Azor” Trailer

When a trailer throws around comparisons to John le Carré and Francis Ford Coppola, the film better have the goods to back it up. Azor, the debut feature from Andreas Fontana, certainly has style to spare.

Fabrizio Rongione (Two Days, One Night) stars as Ivan. He plays a Swiss banker sent to Argentina to replace his business partner, who has recently disappeared. It's the early 1980s, a time of extreme violence and upheaval in the South American country. Ivan begins his own private investigation, and makes some shocking discoveries. One review compares it to the political thrillers of Graham Greene and Apocalypse Now.

Azor screened at the Berlin International Film Festival earlier this year, and will make its U.S. debut on September 10 in New York City. Los Angeles gets its chance a week later, with a national rollout and streaming premiere on Mubi to follow.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.