Neon has picked up North American rights to Michel Franco’s Venice grand jury prize-winner New Order.
The distributor will announce a theatrical release in due course. New Order screened at Toronto and San Sebastián, and will play next at BFI London Film Festival and Chicago International Film Festival.
Franco’s drama chronicles a shocking class uprising set in the near future in an unspecified Mexican location.
The story opens with indigenous protestors storming a society wedding and charts the ensuing developments as the army takes control, violence erupts, and lines are blurred between good and bad.
The ensemble cast includes Naian González Norvind, Darío Yazbek Bernal, Lisa Owen, Fernando Cuautle, Mónica Del Carmen, Eligio Meléndez, Diego Boneta, Patricia Bernal, Roberto Medina, Enrique Singer and Gustavo Sánchez Parra.
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.
Mason Speta negotiated the deal for Neon with ICM Partners on behalf of the filmmakers. The Match Factory is handling international sales.