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AZOR

 

a feature film by Andreas Fontana, 2021, 100', DCP color

With Fabrizio Rongione, Stéphanie Cléau, Elli Medeiros, Juan Trench, Pablo Torre Nilson, Gilles Privat, Juan Pablo Gerreto, Alexandre Trocki

Yvan De Wiel, a private banker from Geneva, is going to an Argentina in the midst of a dictatorship to replace his partner, the object of the most worrying rumours, who disappeared overnight. Between hushed lounges, swimming pools and gardens under surveillance, a remote duel between two bankers who, despite different methods, are the accomplices of a discreet and merciless form of colonization.

FESTIVALS:

WORLD PREMIERE AT BERLINALE - Encounters Competition

Selection Films After Tomorrow - Locarno Festival 2020

New Directors / New Films Festival, Lincoln Center New York

Moscow IFF

Midnight sun FF (Finlande)

Melbourne IFF
Taipei FF
Jerusalem FF
Tofifest FF (Pologne)
BFI London FF

Zurich FF
San Sebastian film festival
- Horizontes Latinos

Athens FF
BRIFF - Bruxelles IFF
RIFF - Reykjavík FF

Vancouver FF

Bogota IFF

Cinecitta IFF - Tilburg

WaHFF - Waterloo Historical FF

EUROCINE (Équateur)

Stockholm IFF

Ljubljana IFF

Panorama du cinéma Européen du Caire
Gijón film festival
Cineuropa
Santiago de Compostela

Mar del Plata film festival - Argentina
Márgenes Cine - Madrid
Leeds International Film Festival
Mostra Internacional del Cinema de Sao Paulo
FIC Gáldar - Best actor Prize for Fabrizio Rongione
Festival FILMAR
- Genève

Festival del Uruguay - Montevideo

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Andreas Fontana was born in 1982. After a degree in Comparative Literature at the University of Geneva, he moved to Buenos Aires where he worked as an interpreter and translator.
In 2010, he completed a Master's degree in filmmaking between the ECAL (Lausanne) and the HEAD (Geneva). His short film COTONOV VANISHED (2009) received the First Steps Award at the Visions du Réel festival in Nyon 2010 and the Best Short Film Award at the Festival dei Popoli, Florence 2010. His short film PEDRO M, 1981 was nominated for the Swiss Film Prize 2016 in the category "Best Short Film".

Andreas Fontana has taught at the School of Photography in Vevey (CEPV) and given Masterclasses at the Elias Querejeta Zine Eskola (EQZE), the Fundacion Universidad del Cine (FUC), the Escuela Superior de Comunicacion Audiovisual (ESCAV). Since 2022, he has been a member of the teaching staff of the Haute Ecole d'Art et de Design - Genève (HEAD).

 

Bourse SSA 2016 for first feature-length feature film
Bourse MIGROS 2016 for Film Idea
Selected at Forum International de coproduction Europe-Latin America  of Festival de San Sebastian 2016
Producers Pooling Programm (PPP), organized by Focal


With the support of Office Fédéral de la Culture, the participation of Cinéforom, and the support of Loterie Romande, Centre National du Cinéma et de l'image animée (CNC), INCAA, Suissimage, Media Desk Suisse, Fonction: cinéma.

DISTRIBUTION

 

Switzerland: Xenix Filmdistribution
UK / USA: MUBI

Italy, Turkey and India, Scandinavia, Canada: MUBI

Spain: Vitrine Filmes

Portugal: Legendmain Filmes

Greece: Cinobo

Russia, Georgia (CIS): Capella Film

China: Huanxi Media Group

Brazil: Vitrine Filmes
HBO Eastern Europe
Mexico: Septimo distribución

Production: Alina film (Switzerland)
In co-production with Ruda cine (Argentina), Local Films (France), and Radio Télévision Suisse RTS.

International sales: Be for Films

Script and direction: Andreas Fontana
Written in collaboration with: Mariano Llinas
Producers: Eugenia Mumenthaler, David Epiney
Co-producers: Nicolas Brevière, Violeta Bava, Rosa Martínez Rivero

Director of photography Gabriel Sandru
Casting: Maria Laura Berch, Alexandre Nazarian

Unit production manager: Mónica Pérez
Unit Manager: Simone Bosshart
Sound: Xavier Lavorel
Art director: Ana Cambre
1st assistant director: Marcello Pozzo
Consigliere: Gabriel Azorín
Costumes: Simona Martínez
Hair and Make up: Katrine Zingg
Gaffer: Fafa Fierz
Key Grip: Peti Donato

Editing: Nicolas Desmaison

Original score: Paul Courlet

Sound edit and mix: Etienne Curchod

Colorgrading: Jürgen Kupka

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