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    April’s Daughter

    Directed by Michel Franco
    Mexico | 103 minutes | World Cinema Now

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    April’s Daughter

    Directed by Michel Franco
    Mexico | 103 minutes | World Cinema Now

  • View Trailer

    April’s Daughter

    Directed by Michel Franco
    Mexico | 103 minutes | World Cinema Now

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    April’s Daughter

    Directed by Michel Franco
    Mexico | 103 minutes | World Cinema Now

Seventeen year-old Valeria is about to have a baby when her long-absent mother, April, suddenly reappears, reopening old wounds and threatening the family’s future with her erratic and provocative behavior. Excellent performances and unobtrusive, observational filmmaking combine to create this unsettling, captivating story.

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film synopsis

Seventeen-year-old Valeria is about to have a baby with her teenaged boyfriend when, against her wishes, her half-sister invites their mother, April (played by Emma Suárez of Julieta fame), into their home. Valeria’s reasons for keeping her mother away are quickly made clear, as April’s erratic and provocative behavior begins to reopen old wounds and threaten the family’s future together. Writer/director Michel Franco immersed his cast in their roles by giving them a week together, alone in the home that would be their central location. He also shot the film chronologically, a quite uncommon practice in the world of cinema today. With camera work that is observational and unobtrusive, Franco keeps his audience far enough back to allow them to make their own judgments regarding the drama on screen. This unsettling story is sure to draw you to the edge of your seat. And when it does, this Cannes Un Certain Regard winner will have all of your attention.

In competition for the Cine Latino Award.

film details

Original Language Title: Las hijas de Abril
Country: Mexico
Year: 2017
Running Time: 103 minutes
Language: Spanish (deaf-friendly)
Subtitles: Yes
Awards: Un Certain Regard- Special Jury Prize, Cannes Film Festival
Director: Michel Franco
Producers: Michel Franco, Lorenzo Vigas, Moisés Zonana
Principal Cast: Emma Suárez, Ana Valeria Becerril, Enrique Arrizon, Joanna Larequi, Hernán Mendoza
Cinematographers: Yves Cape
Editor: Jorge Weisz, Michel Franco
Screenwriter: Michel Franco

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