Born in Mexico City in 1979, Michel Franco started making short films after his media studies. Several of his shorts were awarded in international film festivals. During this same period, Michel Franco also produced commercials and videos. In 2009, Daniel and Ana, his first feature, was selected for the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes. The screenplay of his second feature After Lucia was developed with the support of the Cinéfondation de Cannes.