Leading German sales company The Match Factory has acquired international sales rights to Michel Franco’s New Order, which was today selected to screen at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
The film, which will receive its world premiere in competition at Venice ahead of TIFF, marks the first collaboration between The Match Factory and Franco’s Mexican production company Teorema.
The dystopian drama explores Mexico’s economic and social inequalities through a high-society wedding, which is crashed by a group of impoverished people. The cast includes Diego Boneta (Terminator: Dark Fate), Mónica del Carmen (Babel), Naian González Norvind and Fernando Cuautle. It was co-produced by France’s Les Films d’Ici.
Franco is the Mexican director, writer and producer best known for features including After Lucia, which was awarded the Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes in 2012; English-language drama Chronic, which played in Cannes Competition in 2015, winning best screenplay; and April’s Daughter, which won the Un Certain Regard special jury prize in 2017.
Franco said of his latest feature: “New Order dives into our fundamental fears as a community, it confronts us with the scenario every society should avoid but to which it seems we are getting closer every day. What kind of world are we building?”
The filmmaker is also set to receive an honorary award at next month’s Sarajevo Film Festival, which has scheduled a retrospective of Franco’s films in its Tribute strand.