While Mexico City is boiling with protests, in a posh neighborhood a lavish upper-class wedding goes awry. An unexpected uprising gives way to a violent coup d’état. As seen through the eyes of the sympathetic young bride and the servants who work for —and against— her wealthy family, the movie traces the collapse of one political system as a more harrowing replacement springs up in its wake.
Winner of the Silver Lion and Leoncino d’Oro Agiscuola at the Venice Film Festival. The film was also exhibited at San Sebastián and Toronto international film festivals.
Oscar Figueroa Jara, Michel Franco
Naian González Norvind, Diego Boneta, Mónica del Carmen, Fernando Cuautle, Eligio Meléndez, Darío Yazbek
Michel Franco, Cristina Velasco L., Eréndira Núñez Larios
Teorema, Les Films d’Ici
Born in Mexico City in 1979. He earned a degree in film direction from the New York Film Academy and began making films with his production company, Lucía Films. His directorial credits include Daniel and Ana (2009, 33rd Mostra), After Lucia (2012), winner of the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes Film Festival, A Los Ojos (2015), Chronic (2015, 39th Mostra), awarded best screenplay in Cannes, April’s Daughter (2017, 41st Mostra), winner of the Special Jury Prize of the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes Film Festival, and New Order (2020, 44th Mostra), Silver Lion winner at Venice Film Festival.