New Order

Michel Franco
Nuevo orden
Mexico, France 2020 / 86’
Kill It and Leave This Town Quo vadis, Aida?

One of the most expressive and versatile filmmakers in contemporary Latin American cinema, Michel Franco (After LuciaChronic), electrified audiences at the Venice Festival and left the Lido with a Silver Lion (Grand Jury Prize). New Order offers a vision of a world in which enormous class differences lead to riots, killings, and kidnappings on a massive scale. Pushed to the margins of society, people take up arms and opt for ruthless revenge. Franco’s film is a brutal, shocking, and perfectly staged thriller. The most striking thing about the director’s vision is that we are dealing not with a baseless fantasy but a highly probable vision of the near future. Perhaps in some parts of the world (and are they really so distant?) such horrors are already the order of the day. No wonder the director said, when receiving his Venetian prize, that he had a dystopia in mind when he wrote the screenplay six years—the fact that it is extraordinary relevant to what is happening today really surprised him.

Marcin Pieńkowski


Venice IFF 2020 - Grand Jury Prize

Michel Franco

Michel Franco was born in Mexico City in 1979. He started his career by making short films. His feature debut appeared in the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs section at Cannes, and his second film,  After Lucia , won the Un Certain Regard section. In 2015, he received an award for best screenplay at Cannes, for  Chronic. He has also been victorious as a producer, in Venice, for example, where Lorenzo Vigas's film From Afar captured a Golden Lion.

Selected filmography

2003 Między nami / Entre dos (short)

2009 Daniel & Ana

2012 Pragnienie miłości / After Lucia / Después de Lucía

2015 Opiekun / Chronic

2017 Córki April / April's Daughter / Las hijas de Abril

Cast & Crew

director Michel Franco
screenplay Michel Franco
cinematography Yves Cape
editing Oscar Figueroa, Jara Michel Franco
music Cormac Roth
cast Naián González Norvind, Diego Boneta, Mónica Del Carmen, Fernando Cuautle, Darío Yazbek, Eligio Meléndez
producer Michel Franco, Cristina Velasco L, Eréndira Núñez Larios, Charlotte Uzu
production Teorema, Les Films D’Ici
Polish distributor Gutek Film
language Spanish

New Order

Michel Franco

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