Greek Premiere

When a distant emergency summons the wealthy Bennett family back to the UK, disrupting a vacation on the Mexican coast in Acapulco, simmering tensions rise to the fore between scions Alice and Neil. The delicate balance of the deceptively close-knit clan, including siblings Colin and Alexa, is irrevocably upset. Playing out in the sleek hotel suites and scruffy tourist haunts of a disparate and stratified seaside locale, and across the psychological battlefield of a precarious dynasty, Sundown unfolds in sharp, surreptitious bursts.

Screening Schedule

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Direction: Michel Franco
Cinematography: Yves Cape
Editing: Oscar Figueroa Jara, Michel Franco
Sound: Alejandro de Icaza, Niklas Sharp
Actors: Tim Roth, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Iazua Larios, Henry Goodman
Production: TEOREMA
Producers: Michel Franco, Eréndira Núñez Larios, Cristina Velasco L.
Co-producers: Jonas Kellagher, Caroline Ljungberg, Hédi Zardi, Fiorella Moretti
Costumes: Gabriela Fernández
Production Design: Claudio Ramírez Castelli
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Mexico, France, Sweden
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 82'
Contact: The Match Factory

Michel Franco

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 Chronic (Best Screenplay Award at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival), Las Hijas de Abril (Jury Prize, Un Certain Regard at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival), and Después de Lucía (Top Prize, Certain Regard at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival).


2009 Daniel and Ana
2012 After Lucia
2013 Through the Eyes
2015 Chronic
2017 April’s Daughter 
2020 New Order
2021 Sundown