Do the problems of the lower and middle class affect the rich? Even if it does not, is it even their problem that others are struggling to get by? Do these people have a right to be mad at the rich for the amount of wealth they have acquired? What about those in the middle who are working hard but at the same time doing just fine. Where do they fit in this equation? So many questions that many countries have a hard time answering. Most of the time the government just dodges them and turns a blind eye. At one point the tension will finally boil over and we will get something like seen in Neon Rated’s New Order.
New Order takes place in a near-future dystopian Mexico where the poor have had enough. Despite the rich trying to turn a blind eye, they are forced to pay attention when their functions are raided by protestors. Throughout the film, we see this green liquid that symbolizes that the problems of the country are everywhere and affect everyone. New Order is written and directed by Michel Franco. ThiThis film debuted at the 77th Venice Film Festival last year and earned the top Silver Grand Jury Prize.
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Here is the synopsis for New Order:
Conceived Six Years Ago, Michel Franco’s near-future dystopia feels ripped from headlines that haven’t yet been written. While Protests rage in the streets, Marianne’s high society family prepares for her wedding. At first, only splatters of green paint and the appearance of Rolando,a former employee seeking emergency medical funds, intrude on the festivities. But soon the party is unable to keep the reckoning at bay, and what follows is a swift disintegration of law and order defined first by class lines,then by disastrous government recapitulation.
With the release of New Order today in theaters, LRM Online’s Emmanuel Gomez spoke with Naian González Norvind. She is one of the stars of the film. She plays the role of Marianne, who seems to be one of the few people in her class that is looking to do the right thing and help those in need. Unfortunately, despite the good intentions, she ends up in a horrific situation.
During our interview, we talk about her personality and what makes her different from the rest of her family. We also talk about how the film shows the idea that these social problems affect everyone no matter where you stand. With her taking part in some very heavy scenes she also tells us how she decompresses after shoots. Something that is very important for actors and actresses. You can check out the full interview down below!
Neon Rated’s New Order is now playing in theaters!