Leading German sales company The Match Factory has closed key deals on Michel Franco’s dystopian thriller New Order, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday.
The film has sold to China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau (HGC), Italy (I Wonder Pictures), Spain (A Contracorriente), Scandinavia (Future Film), Benelux (Filmfreak), Greece (Weirdwave) and Israel (Lev).
Further key deals are being negotiated, according to The Match Factory, while ICM is working on a North American deal.
As well as the Silver Lion, New Order won the youth jury’s Leoncino d’Oro in Venice. The film screens tomorrow and Wednesday at Toronto, before going on to play the San Sebastian and Zurich film festivals.
The drama begins with a lavish upper-class wedding that goes awry in an unexpected uprising of class warfare that gives way to a violent coup d’état, and is seen through the eyes of the young bride and servants who work for her wealthy family.
Screen’s review described the film as “magnificent” and “dynamic cinema which takes no prisoners”.
Written and directed by Franco, the film stars Naian González Norvind, actor and singer Diego Boneta, Franco’s regular actress Mónica del Carmen, Fernando Cuautle and Darío Yazbek also known for his role in Netflix’s La Casa De Las Flores.
Producers are Franco, Cristina Velasco and Eréndira Núñez Larios for Teorema and co-producer Charlotte Uzu for Les Films d’Ici.