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Marina Antunes [Celluloid 04.21.21] Mexico thriller



One of the best movies I saw last year is Michel Franco's New Order (review).


Franco's movie is a near-future dystopia that imagines a violent revolution where the poor up-rise against the wealthy class.


Rather than focusing on the outcome of the revolution, Franco turns his lens to the moment when the uprising begins, tracking the events in part through Marianne, a wealthy bride-to-be who happens to be having an engagement party at the time the revolution begins, and in part through what happens to her family and the people she comes into contact with.



New Order is brutal, and visceral. Franco does not hold back from the violence. He doesn't revel in it and there's no joy in it either but there's a real feeling that this is a preview of what could be.


New Order opens theatrically on May 21.



Recommended Release: High-Rise


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