The director’s latest “New Order” film opens in select theaters on January 28.
The director of the after-school social horror special “After Lucia” and the hateful class uprising thriller “New Order” brings a more laid-back feel to his latest film, “Sundown”. That doesn’t make Mexican filmmaker Michael Franco’s new film any less bewildering in its tale of a man (Tim Roth, who previously starred in Franco’s film “Chronic” as a babysitter) who gives up her life to live by the sea in Acapulco. If anything, “Sundown” is even more obscure than the director’s recent efforts. Watch the first trailer for the film below.
It also stars Charlotte Gainsbourg (in a brief but powerful performance as Roth’s grieving sister), Iazua Larios, Henry Goodman, Albertine Kotting McMillan and Samuel Bottomley.
Here’s the official synopsis: “Neil and Alice Bennett (Tim Roth, Charlotte Gainsbourg) are the core of a wealthy family vacationing in Mexico with younger members Colin and Alexa (Samuel Bottomley, Albertine Kotting McMillan) until a distant emergency cuts their trip short. . When a relative breaks the tight family order, simmering tensions come to the fore in this suspenseful jerk from screenwriter/director Michel Franco. “
Bleecker Street Films will release “Sundown” on January 28 in select theaters.
Read more about the movie from Review of IndieWire out of the 2021 Venice Film Festival:
Characters in Michel Francobelong to “Sundown“On a luxury Mexican vacation in which they swam in crystal clear waters and private infinity pools, cared for local singers and cliff divers, and lounged on sun loungers on the patio. hotel veranda while the valet brings them in. their morning margaritas. It was relaxing for them, but utterly nerve-wracking for anyone who had seen Franco’s last film, “New Order,” a poignantly bloody film in which an upper-class wedding It turned into a bloodbath, and things got more tense from there.
Sure, it won’t take you long to get to this particular paradise, but “Sundown” is quieter and more oblique than “New Order.” It’s also smaller, in terms of its cast and scope. The film’s brutal depiction of a city bursting with revolution and counterrevolution moved some viewers and offended others, especially in Mexico, Franco’s hometown. His mysterious stalking is more likely to lead to confusing conversations about what he’s up to.
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