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  New Order [read more]
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  MUBI, the global distributor and curated film streaming service, is pleased to announce that Michel Franco's dystopian thriller New Order will be released in cinemas in the UK and Ireland on 13 August 2021. The film will then be available exclusively on MUBI from 10 September 2021.

Award-winning filmmaker Michel Franco (Chronic, After Lucia) presents a shocking and provocative depiction of class warfare in contemporary Mexico. Winner of the 2020 Venice Film Festival Grand Jury Prize and recently long-listed for a BAFTA in the Best Film Not in English Language category, this is a gripping dystopian drama that dares us not to look away.

When the lavish upper-class wedding of two affluent citizens is suddenly interrupted by violent rioters who take their house by siege, it soon becomes apparent that this seemingly random attack is part of a nationwide working class uprising. As seen through the eyes of the sympathetic young bride Marianne (Naian Gonzalez Norvind) and the servants who work for - and against - her wealthy family, New Order breathlessly traces the collapse of one political system as a more harrowing replacement arises.

With parallels drawn to Bong Joon-ho's Parasite, Franco's latest is a terrifying edge-of-your- seat commentary on the haves and have-nots of modern-day Mexico. New Order blends political allegory with an all-too-recognisable dystopian brutality that is subversive and disturbing in equal measure. Watch the trailer at the link above.
  Graeme Clark [21 Jul 2021 at 15:39]
     

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