A newlywed’s lavish wedding celebration takes an unimaginable turn for the worst when angry dispossessed protestors stage a coup d’état at their swanky private residence. The violent upheaval by the disenfranchised in Mexico immediately gives way to a more insidious evil: a military that capitalises on the riots to extort from the rich by imprisoning and torturing them for ransom. The poor become further stratified, their lives in constant peril in the new dystopian state rule.
New Order’s unapologetic indictment of class and racial inequalities as well as state corruption resonates well beyond the Latin American experience, providing an extreme depiction of a future if present disparities are left unchecked.
Toronto International Film Festival 2020
M18 (Sexual Violence and Nudity)
30 Nov 2020, Monday, 9:30pm
Filmgarde Bugis+ Hall 7
04 Dec 2020, Friday, 9:30pm
Filmgarde Bugis+ Hall 3
Mexican filmmaker Michel Franco is no stranger to the festival circuit, known for his unflinching portrayals of suffering and trauma onscreen. Two of his features, After Lucia (2012) and April’s Daughter (2017), clinched the Jury Prize in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard section. New Order, his sixth feature film, premiered at Venice, where it won the Grand Jury Prize.
Cast & Crew
Eréndira Núñez Larios
Cristina Velasco L
Naian González Norvind
Mónica del Carmen
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Director: Dea Kulumbegashvili
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Director: Ahmad Bahrami
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