20 May 2024

Michael Franco’s New Order Set For MUBI UK Release

Boutique Streaming Channel MUBI have announced they have picked up the UK and Irish rights for the intense, fast-paced and wildly unsettling New Order.

From Writer/Director Michel Franco (After Lucia, Chronic) comes an incendiary and ambitious indictment on class divide and abuse of power which speaks to the Latin American experience whilst resonating beyond its Mexico City setting and interrogating disturbing current global trends.

The film made  its Premiere  at the Venice Film Festival, and winning the  Grand Jury Prize. The buzz from those festivals has been fantastic with its riveting and suspenseful dystopian vision which occupies the same visually striking and thought-provoking social ground as Bong Joon-Ho’s Parasite.

In this one , a lavish upper-class wedding goes awry when an unexpected uprising gives way to a violent coup. As seen through the eyes of the sympathetic young bride (Naian Gonzalez Norvind) and the servants who work for, and against, her wealthy family, the film breathlessly traces the collapse of one political system as it is replaced by another.

MUBI have sent us a tense new clip from the film, an opulent wedding is interrupted by the sudden arrival of unwanted guests

Award-winning filmmaker Michel Franco (Chronic, After Lucia) presents New Order, a shocking and provocative depiction of class warfare in contemporary Mexico. Winner of the 2020 Venice Film Festival Grand Jury Prize, this is a gripping dystopian drama that dares us not to look away.

When the lavish upper-class wedding of two affluent citizens is suddenly interrupted by violent rioters who take their house by siege, it soon becomes apparent that this seemingly random attack is part of a nationwide working class uprising. As seen through the eyes of the sympathetic young bride Marianne (Naian Gonzalez Norvind) and the servants who work for – and against – her wealthy family, New Order breathlessly traces the collapse of one political system as a more harrowing replacement arises.

With parallels drawn to Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite, Franco’s latest is a terrifying edge-of-your-seat commentary on the haves and have-nots of modern-day Mexico. New Order blends political allegory with an all-too-recognisable dystopian brutality that is subversive and disturbing in equal measure.

New Order if all is well with Lockdown, New Order is set for an cinema release in the UK and Ireland from 25th June.

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