‘New Order - Michel Franco’

5 Dec.'21
- 16:00

Followed by a Q&A in English between director of photography Yves Cape and film critic Louis Danvers

In the presence of Yves Cape, D.O.P. (director of photography) of Michel Franco 

While Marian, a girl from a good family, is enjoying her wedding celebration at her parents’ house in Mexico City, the country is being rocked by violent riots. A police state is enforced to calm and reassure wealthy Mexicans. Despite apparent harmony and peace, the emotions at the root of the chaos resurface. Events escalate and highlight the extreme tensions between the characters and between social classes.  

Michel Franco was born in Mexico City in 1979 and has put Mexican cinema in the global spotlight. The films he has written, directed and produced include Después de Lucía (Top Prize, in Certain Regard at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, Chronic (Best Screenplay Award at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival) and Las Hijas de Abril (Jury Prize, in Certain Regard at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival). In 2020 his film New Order, was awarded with the Silver Lion Grand Jury Prize at Venice Film Festival 2020. 

Yves Cape (1960) is a Belgian director of photography. He studied photography in Brussels at the "Ateliers du 75” and after studied cinematography at INSAS. He worked together with Bruno Dumont, Claire Denis, Patrice Chéreau, Cédric Khan, Bertrand Bonello, Guillaume Nicloux and Leos Carax among many others. Since 2014 he has been working closely with Michel Franco as director of photography. They are currently working on their fifth film together, which should be shot in 2022.

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Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS


  • French Spanish
  • Subtitles: French Dutch

(MX, FR, 2020, DCP, 86')



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