2013 Cannes Film Festival Predictions: Michel & Vicky Franco’s A los ojos

Michel & Vicky Franco's A los ojos

#26. Michel & Vicky Franco’s A los ojos

Gist: Featuring mostly non-actors, A los ojos is a docu-fiction hybrid about a mother (Año bisiesto‘s Monica del Carmen) who works as a social worker in aiding, integrating and rehabilitating children suffering from homelessness in Mexico City, while her son, Omar struggles with life-long problems with his eyesight.

Prediction: 2009 was a huge first step for Franco with Daniel and Ana (Cannes – Directors’ Fortnight ’09) but 2012 proved to be an even bigger year for the filmmaker – winning the top prize in the Un Certain Regard for After Lucia. Representing what could be a huge year for Mexican cinema in Cannes, Franco has been in the works with this project for a while now (he briefly discussed it with us last May), and though the Main Comp would be the logical step up, we think that this might once again play next door in the Salle Debussy (UCR’s headquarters).

 

Eric Lavallée is the founder, editor-in-chief and film critic at IONCINEMA.com (founded in 2000). Eric splits his time between his home base in Montreal, NYC, and is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. Top Films From Contemporary Film Auteurs: Almodóvar (Talk to Her), Coen Bros. (Fargo), Dardennes (La Promesse), Haneke (Caché), Hsiao-Hsien (Three Times), Kar-wai (In the Mood for Love), Kiarostami (Taste of Cherry), Lynch (Mulholland Dr.), Tarantino (Pulp Fiction), Van Sant (My Own Private Idaho), von Trier (Breaking the Waves)