Programme 2019

Wasp Network

Director: Olivier Assayas

fiction

India Premiere

Section: Rendezvous with French Cinema

Country: France, Brazil, Spain, Belgium | Year: 2019

Language(s): Spanish, English, Russian | Time: 125 mins

Synopsis

Havana, December 1990. René González, a Cuban airline pilot, steals a plane and escapes the country, leaving behind his beloved wife and daughter. He begins a new life in Miami, soon joined by other Cuban dissidents, all working towards the destabilisation of the Castro regime. Based on a true story.

Director's Bio

Olivier Assayas is the auteur of some 15 films. After his studies in art and literature, he made short films and collaborated on a number of scripts, wrote for Cahiers du Cinéma between 1980 and 1985, and is the author of a book of interviews with Ingmar Bergman. His first film, Disorder (1986) won an award at the Venice Film Festival. Since then, five of his films screened at Cannes Film Festival. The success of his two most recent films, Summer Hours (2008) and Carlos (2010), which won numerous international awards, make him one of the most famous French filmmakers.