One of the most expressive and versatile filmmakers in contemporary Latin American cinema, Michel Franco (After Lucia, Chronic), 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.
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.
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