NEW ORDER, the sixth feature length film by acclaimed Mexican director Michel Franco won the Silver Lion Grand Jury Prize at the 77th edition of the Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica in Venice, Italy.
"NEW ORDER is a dystopian view of Mexico, but it is only slightly off from reality - Franco previously stated - Social and economic disparity are currently becoming widespread and unsustainable. It is not the first time this country and the world have faced a similar scenario and corrupt governments have historically responded to all protest with dictatorial violence. This film is a warning: if inequality is not addressed by civic means, and if all dissenting voices are silenced, chaos ensues".
In this riveting, suspenseful dystopian drama, a lavish upper-class wedding goes awry in an unexpected uprising of class warfare that gives way to a violent coup d’etat. As seen through the eyes of the sympathetic young bride 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 springs up in its wake.