After Lucia

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Six months after the death of his wife in a car accident, Roberto and his teenage daughter Alejandra set off from Vallarta for a fresh start in Mexico City. Alejandra finds her feet more easily than Roberto but very soon, she has aroused the baser instincts in her classmates. Ashamed and unable to tell her father about the escalating bullying at school, Alejandra’s silence ultimately takes a dreadful toll.



Cannes Film Festival – Un Certain Regard Award

Michel Franco

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.