Livestream Filmmaker Q&A:
With director Michel Franco
Silver Lion, Venice Film Festival
Imagine the French Revolution transposed on contemporary Mexico City in the hands of provocative Mexican filmmaker Michel Franco (Daniel and Ana, After Lucia, Chronic). The result: a riveting and prescient dystopian drama that serves as a disquieting cautionary tale for a society marked by extreme class divisions. Just beyond the walls of a heavily guarded home where a lavish upper-class wedding is underway, protests, chaos, and violence have seized the streets. The shocking outburst of class warfare soon bleeds into the party, setting into motion a brutal coup d’état, all seen through the eyes of the sympathetic young bride and the servants who work for—and against—her wealthy family. Deploying a salvo of arresting images, New Order breathlessly traces the collapse of one political system as a more harrowing replacement springs up in its wake.
“Mexican director Michel Franco taps into the unrest being felt worldwide with this confrontational and deeply cynical look at how a revolution might play out.”