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  Michel Franco

  Mexico     84 minutes


Conspicuously wealthy and decidedly aloof, Neil Bennett (Tim Roth) lives the good life. Vacationing with his sister (Charlotte Gainsbourg) and her children, he spends his days lounging poolside at a posh Acapulco resort. But then the phone rings with terrible news: there’s been a death in the family. With his passport “missing,” he remains behind in Mexico, vowing to return to London on the next available flight. He checks into a budget hotel, wanders the beaches, drinks beer, and flirts with the locals. What’s gotten into him, and why isn’t he answering his phone? Writer-director Michel Franco (New Order, After Lucia) steeps the proceedings in a mysterious tension, as he examines a stark class disparity and the listless ennui of the moneyed elite against the backdrop of a beautiful-but-dangerous Acapulco.

 English, Spanish with subtitles 

Screenings & Events

In-Theater Screening

Tue, Oct 19 @ 5:30pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 11

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In-Theater Screening

Thu, Oct 21 @ 8:15pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 11

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Special Event

Wed, Oct 20 @ 4:00pm CDT

Livestream Q&A with director Michel Franco.

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Film Credits

  •   Eréndira Núñez Larios, Michel Franco, Cristina Velasco L.
  •   Michel Franco
  •   Oscar Figueroa Jara, Michel Franco
  •   Claudio Ramírez Castelli
  •   Yves Cape
  •   Tim Roth, Iazua Larios, Charlotte Gainsbourg
  •   Alejandro De Icaza, Niklas Skarp
  •   Tim Roth, Lorenzo Vigas
  •   TEOREMA, CommonGround Pictures, Luxbox


International Competition Patron

Jacolyn and John Bucksbaum