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Las Hijas de Abril

April's Daughter

Michel Franco

23.06 Galeries 19:00
22.06 Vendôme 19:00
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Fiction . 103' . Mexico . 2017 . Spanish / ST : French, Dutch, English

Valeria is pregnant, and in love. At only 17, she has decided with her boyfriend to keep the child. Quickly overwhelmed with her new responsibilities, she calls her mother for help, April, who lives far from her and from her sister. When she arrives, April takes things in hand, and gradually replaces her daughter in her daily life… Until crossing the line.

Cannes Film Festival (2017) Un certain regard
Jury Award

STARRING

Emma Suárez

Anna Valeria Becerril

Enrique Arrizon

Joanna Larqui

DIRECTOR

Michel Franco

WRITER

Michel Franco

PHOTOGRAPHY

Yves Cape

FILM EDITING

Jorge Weisz

SOUND

Alejandro de Icaza

PRODUCTION

Lucía Films

DISTRIBUTION

September Film Distribution

 

Michel Franco

Franco Michel_Source_SarajevoFilmFestival

Michel Franco was born in 1979 in Mexico City, Mexico. He is a producer and writer. He began his career as a director of short films. His first feature film, Daniel y Ana (2009), was selected for the Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Festival. With his second film, Después de Lucía (2012), he received the award “Un Certain Regard” at Cannes, in addition to mentions at the Chicago, San Sebastian, London and Havana festivals. He co-directed his third film, A los ojos (2013), with his sister, Victoria Franco. Chronic won the Best Screenplay Award at the 2015 Cannes Festival.

FILMOGRAPHY

2009: Daniel & Ana
2012: After Lucía
2015: Chronic

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