Alice and Neil Bennett are the core of a wealthy British family on vacation in Acapulco with younger members Colin and Alexa, until a distant emergency cuts their trip short. When one of the four disrupts the family's tight-knit unity, everything starts to fall apart. An intentionally unflattering image of the city which used to be the pearl of Mexican high life vacations, and of wealth as a social standard.
One of Mexico's leading filmmakers, Franco (born 1981) is also one of the most fearsome critics of life, ethics and morality, so much so that he has been very often attacked for his films and their messages. Not only a filmmaker but also a scriptwriter and a producer, Franco was behind Lorenzo Vigas' debut "Desde Alla" (Golden Lion in Venice) as well as the second Vigas feature "La Caja", also included In our program this year. Franco's previous film, "The New Order" (Silver Lion in Venice), fierce portrait of Mexico tomorrow which is dangerously similar to Mexico today, was shown at the Arava Film Festival last year.