Tim Roth Stays in Mexico in Michel Franco's 'Sundown' Official Trailer
"You left me with all of our problems." Bleecker Street has debuted the official US trailer for Sundown, the latest one-of-a-kind film made by acclaimed Mexican filmmaker Michel Franco. This premiered at the 2021 Venice Film Festival last year, where it earn some rave reviews along with some negative reviews. But that's expected for a divisive film like this. Described as a "suspenseful jolt from writer/director Michel Franco," the film is about a wealthy man who inexplicably decides to stay in Mexico after his family leaves. He drifts around in scenes without any dialogue, mostly sitting on the beach emotionless. Tim Roth stars, with Charlotte Gainsbourg, Iazua Larios, Henry Goodman, Albertine Kotting McMillan, and Samuel Bottomley. I wrote a glowing review of this from Venice, because I was really shook by the film - there's something peculiar and fascinating about it, underneath all the layers, showing someone dealing with the arresting guilt of wealth. But as the quote in this trailer says, "no two people will see the film the same way."
Here's the official trailer (+ two posters) for Michel Franco's Sundown, direct from Bleecker's YouTube:
Neil and Alice Bennett (Tim Roth & Charlotte Gainsbourg) are the core of a wealthy family on vacation in Acapulco, Mexico along with younger members Colin and Alexa (Samuel Bottomley & Albertine Kotting McMillan) until a distant emergency cuts their trip short. When one relative disrupts the family’s tight-knit order, simmering tensions rise to the fore. Sundown is both written and directed by acclaimed Mexican filmmaker Michel Franco, director of the films Daniel and Ana, After Lucia, A los ojos, Chronic, April's Daughter, and New Order previously. This first premiered at the Venice Film Festival last this year (read our review), and it also played at the Toronto, London + Chicago Film Festivals. Bleecker Street will debut Franco's Sundown in select US theaters starting on January 28th, 2022 this winter. So who's intrigued?