[Nuevo orden], directed by Michel Franco, France / Mexico 2020, 88'
Hard as an unexpected blow, seething with anger as a street crowd, engaging as a political intrigue, New Order is a gripping mix of thriller and drama that offers us a shocking vision of the nearest future. Winner of the Silver Lion Grand Jury prize at the Venice International Film Festival, it predicts tomorrow's consequences of today's tensions. Growing inequalities, swelling bubbles of wealth amidst a sea of desperation, frustration and misery must lead to crisis, and New Order begins at the very moment when the poor revolt against the rich, the people of colour against the whites, the military against the society, and chaos takes over the streets.
The director observes this massive shock from the perspective of a millionaire family organising their daughter's wedding in a mansion on the outskirts of Mexico City. The amused elite notice the danger too late, sneaking in stealthily, like burglars about to crash the party. Will the people who have come to right centuries of wrong at least have mercy on those who once showed them heart? And who will build a new order on the ruins of a collapsing system?
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