Sundown (2022)

Director: Michel Franco Run Time: 83 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2022

Starring: Albertine Kotting, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Henry Goodman, Iazua Larios, Tim Roth

Country: France, Mexico, Sweden
Language: English, Spanish

“One of the pleasures of “Sundown” is that it is impossible to guess where it is heading”

—Nicholas Barber for IndieWire

About the film:

World Premiere at the 2021 Venice Film Festival. Neil and Alice Bennett are the core of a wealthy family on vacation in Mexico until a distant emergency cuts their trip short. When one relative disrupts the family’s tight-knit order, simmering tensions rise to the fore.

About the filmmaker:

Michel Franco was born in Mexico City and earned a degree in film direction from the New York Film Academy. A regular at festivals around the world, his work deals with inequality and abuse of power in contemporary Mexico. He helmed several short film projects before crafting his feature directorial debut Daniel and Ana. His other projects include Through the Eyes, his Venice Grand Jury Prize-winner and most controversial film New Order, and his Cannes prize-winners After Lucia, April‘s Daughter, and Chronic, which also starred Tim Roth and earned a Film Independent Spirit Award nomination in 2017.

Franco’s latest film Sundown is set in Acapulco, the town where he spent childhood vacations.

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