APRIL’S DAUGHTER

A film by Michel Franco

Cast : Emma Suárez, Hernán Mendoza, Joanna Larequi, Enrique Arrizon, Ivan Cortes

2017 / drama / Mexique / original title : LAS HIJAS DE ABRIL / 103’ / Color / status : completed / Spanish

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.

Production: Lucía Films

International sales: mk2 films / Protagonist Pictures

Press

“Just savour the ride”

Screen

“Franco continues to show his skill at building tension and presenting characters that leave the viewer slightly off balance… he manages to maintain credibility as he ramps up the emotional stakes”

Screen

“The sly star performance of Emma Suarez should be a selling point for distributors in the wake of Julieta”

Screen

“Franco’s most commercial offering to date”

Screen

“Michel Franco has a fierce, fucked-up mind; sordid, sexy, soapy, possibly superb”

James McAllister, Culture Fly

“A precisely constructed mother-daughter sunlit melodrama #Cannes2017”

Martyn Conterio, Little White Lies

“Another solid effort from Michel Franco - Stunning acting from all of the leads in a well wrapped, engrossing package”

The Hollywood News, US

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