Azor

Azor ★★★½

As far as percolating ruling class comeuppances go this isn’t exactly an in your face provocation like Michel Franco’s New Order - it’s more like a feature length version of the Cuba section of The Godfather Part II with Michael Corleone silently and attentively taking notice of the political winds of change. Here it’s a Swiss banker (Fabrizio Rongione) making like a Nick Carraway styled audience surrogate watching the Gatsbys and the Buchanans luxuriate against a backdrop of creeping decay and burgeoning rebellion. A fascinating mood piece of sorts, and an exercise in slowly escalating dread without a conventional sense of incident, let alone catharsis.