Director: Olivier Assayas
Section: Rendezvous with French Cinema
Country: France, Brazil, Spain, Belgium | Year: 2019
Language(s): Spanish, English, Russian | Time: 125 mins
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.
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.