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Las hijas de Abril Programme 2019

by Michel Franco Window: San Sebastián

Heavily pregnant and bursting with passionate love for her boyfriend Matteo, 17-year-old Valeria enjoys life on a long stretch of Mexican coast, living in a beach house with her older sister, Clara. When their mother, Abril, returns from Spain, and begins, if somewhat over protectively, caring for her pregnant daughter, the family idyll is complete. After the birth, however, the newborn seems somehow to reignite Abril’s long-forgotten feelings and desires… Reminiscent of the works of his Austrian colleague Michael Haneke, the great Mexican master Michel Franco allows the bizarre family idyll to derail and, to our astonishment and wicked pleasure, sends his characters along unfathomable tracks.


  • Genre: Family Drama
  • Country, Year: Mexico, 2017
  • Runtime: 103 Min
  • Languages: Spanish
  • Subtitles: English
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  • Director: Michel Franco
  • Cast: Emma Suárez, Ana Valeria Becerril, Enrique Arrizon, Joanna Larequi, Hernán Mendoza
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  • Screenplay: Michel Franco
  • Cinematography: Yves Cape
  • Editors: Jorge Weisz, Michel Franco
  • Sound: Federico González Jordán
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  • Producers: Michel Franco, Lorenzo Vigas, Moisés Zonana
  • Co-Producers: Gregoire Lassalle, Juliette Sol
  • Executive Producers: Tim Roth, Rodolfo Cova, David Zonana, Gabriel Ripstein
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  • Production Company: Lucía Films
  • World Sales: MK2
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