April’s Daughter

Mexico, 2017, 103 min.

Director

Michel Franco

Producer

Michel Franco,
Lorenzo Vigas,
Moisés Zonana

Scenario

Michel Franco

Rights Holder

MK2

DOP

Yves Cape

Cast

Emma Suárez, Ana Valeria Becerril, Enrique Arrizon, Joanna Larequi, Hernán Mendoza

Production

Lucía Films

17 year-old Valeria is pregnant by her teenage boyfriend but she hasn’t informed her absent mother, April. When her sister Clara goes behind her back and calls April, their mother arrives full of concern, support and tenderness. But once the baby is born, it soon becomes clear why Valeria wanted to keep April as  far  away as possible.

HONORS
2017 Cannes IFF (France) – Un Certain Regard – Jury Prize
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
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Michel Franco

Born in México City in 1979. As a writer, director and producer, his body of work includes CHRONIC, which screened in Competition in Cannes 2015 and won the award for Best Screenplay, and AFTER LUCÍA which won Best Film in Un Certain Regard, Cannes 2012 and Special Jury Diploma “For the topicality of the theme and accuracy of the film language” at Minsk IFF “Listapad”).

Selected filmography

2016 April's Daughter

2015 Chronic

2013 Through the Eyes

2012 After Lucia

2009 Daniel & Ana