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Video: Michel Franco – April’s Daughter (Las hijas de abril) – 2017 Cannes Film Festival

While some could say he was relegated or took a step down from the prestige of the Official Comp, the Cannes Film Festival has been especially kind to Michel Franco. We discovered him in the Directors’ Fortnight back in 2009, but it was the Un Certain Regard section winning After Lucia that put him in the spotlight and the stars aligned when Tim Roth became a creative collaborator, first by acting in 2015’s Chronic and following this by producing his 2017 film. April’s Daughter offers a Emma Suarez in top form and only confirms Franco prowess in the cinema from Mexico. Here is the world premiere presentation mostly in Spanish with From Afar helmer Lorenzo Vigas present with the entire cast.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric 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. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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