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New Order (18) S

03 Sep
09 Sep 2021

Directed by

Michel Franco

New order

A shocking and provocative depiction of class warfare in contemporary Mexico. 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 and the servants who work for - and against - her wealthy family, it breathlessly traces the collapse of one political system as a more harrowing replacement arises.

Winner of the 2020 Venice Film Festival Grand Jury Prize, this is a gripping dystopian drama that dares us not to look away. 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.

"... a brutally unforgiving attack on Mexico's super-rich ★★★★" - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian