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Michel Franco – Nuevo Orden #Venezia77

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A violent dystopian future as a warning to what it may come.

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7 min. and 37 sec.

PODCAST | Chiara Nicoletti interviews Michel Franco, director of the film Nuevo Orden.

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“This film is a warning: if inequality is not addressed by civic means, and if all dissenting voices are silenced, chaos ensues”. Mexican director Michel Franco explains in these few sentences the whole meaning of his new dystopian thriller Nuevo Orden, in competition at the 77th Venice Film Festival. According to Franco, the film is set in a possible future as nobody is safe and ambiguity is key. Nuevo Orden is not a J’accuse against military groups and/or the elite but instead we are equally part of sick mechanism where there’s no sense of community. The film, says Franco, doesn’t want to send a message but to act as a warning.

Nuevo Orden: In this riveting, suspenseful dystopian drama, a lavish upper-class wedding goes awry in an unexpected uprising of class warfare that gives way to a violent coup d’etat. As seen through the eyes of the sympathetic young bride and the servants who work for- and against- her wealthy family, Nuevo Orden breathlessly traces the collapse of one political system as a more harrowing replacement springs up in its wake.

  • Reporter
    Chiara Nicoletti
  • Guest
    Michel Franco
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
    Nuevo Orden
  • Festival section
    Venezia 77
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