A lavish wedding in one of Mexico City’s most affluent neighbourhoods descends into bloody class war as the violent riots that have consumed the city reach the gated communities of the elite. Seizing upon the chaos as an opportunity to consolidate its power, the military tightens its grip on society. Stark, suspenseful and uncomfortably realistic, Michel Franco’s NEW ORDER is a dystopian take on the global problem of rising inequality and a haunting parable about a modern-day Mexico which exists in a permanent state of destabilization.
EXTRA SCREENING: Saturday 10 October at 22:50 in MB2.
Michel Franco (Mexico) Filmography: APRIL’S DAUGHTER (BIFF 2017), CHRONIC (2015), A LOS OJOS (2014), AFTER LUCIA (2012), DANIEL & ANA (BIFF 2009)