Ascot Elite Entertainment has picked up all rights for German-speaking Europe and Switzerland to Michel Franco’s New Order, in a deal struck with The Match Factory.
The Zurich-based distributor plans to release the dystopian drama, which won the grand jury prize at this year’s Venice Film Festival, in 2021.
Franco’s drama chronicles a shocking class uprising set in the near future in an unspecified Mexican location, seen through the eyes of a young bride and the servants who work for her wealthy family.
The ensemble cast includes Naian González Norvind, Diego Boneta, Darío Yazbek Bernal, Lisa Owen, Fernando Cuautle and Mónica Del Carmen.
Cristina Velasco L. and Eréndira Núñez Larios produced with Teorema, in co-production with France’s Les Films d’Ici. Lorenzo Vigas, Diego Boneta, Cecilia Franco and Charles Barthe are executive producers.
Ascot Elite CEO Stephan Giger negotiated the acquisition with The Match Factory’s Thania Dimitrakopoulou.