Tim Roth, the renowned British actor, recently visited CDMX for the premiere of his latest movie, Sundown: Secrets in Acapulco. Directed by Michel Franco, Sundown features Roth, alongside a talented cast that includes Charlotte Gainsbourg, Iazua Larios, Henry Goodman, Albertine Kotting McMillan, and Samuel Bottomley. The film had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival in September 2021 and was released in the United States in January 2022 to positive reviews. Sundown is set to premiere in Mexican theaters on May 4.
In the movie, Roth plays Neil Bennett, a wealthy British man on vacation with his family in Acapulco. When he receives a phone call with tragic news of his mother’s death, he decides to stay in Mexico, pretending to have lost his passport. The decision sets off a series of chaotic events that some have called comical while others describe as dramatic.
This is not the first project where Tim Roth and Michel Franco have collaborated. Sundown marks their third project together following 600 Miles and The Last Patient: Chronic. In a recent interview, Franco and Roth invited the public to watch the movie and shared their inspiration behind the story. According to Franco, the idea emerged from the desire to return to Acapulco and create a unique film, while Roth was a perfect fit for the role.
Throughout his career, Roth has played some iconic roles in movies such as Reservoir Dogs, Violent Times and The Hateful 8, directed by Quentin Tarantino. He has also been part of successful TV series such as Lie to Me. From his start in stage productions, Roth’s career took a turn in 1982 with his major role in Made in Britain, which paved the way for him to become one of the most recognizable actors in the industry.
Overall, if you are a fan of Tim Roth and Michel Franco’s work, make sure to catch Sundown when it arrives in Mexican theaters on May 4.