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After Lucia

Despues de Lucia

After his wife's death in a car accident, Roberto moves to Mexico City with his teenage daughter, Alejandra. While father and daughter are inherently close, their repressed grief and lack of communication threatens to unhinge them when she becomes the victim of brutal bullying at school.

Schedule
May 20, 2013 3:30 PM SIFF Cinema Uptown Date has passed
May 23, 2013 9:30 PM Harvard Exit Date has passed

In the aftermath of his wife's death in a car accident, Roberto and their daughter Alejandra move from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City, where Roberto plans to open a restaurant. Alejandra quickly makes friends with the popular kids in high school, but when a drunken sexual experience gets recorded and circulated, she becomes the object of vicious bullying. She keeps it all a secret from her father, concerned for his state of mind in the wake of her mother's death. Roberto's struggle to cope with the loss of his wife blinds him to what's happening to his daughter until it's already gone too far. Winner of numerous awards, including the prestigious Un Certain Regard prize at the Cannes Film Festival, the searing After Lucia firmly establishes Michel Franco as a major talent. Employing a rigorous and highly personal style that favors subtext and visual clues over straightforward dialogue, Franco nails the emotionally devastating story, drawing restrained but intense performances from Hernan Mendoza and Tessa Ia Gonzalez.

Director Biography
Michel Franco was born in Mexico City in 1979. In addition to feature filmmaking, he has produced commercials and videos with his production company Pop Films. His first film, Daniel and Ana (2009), participated in many international festivals.

Sponsored in part by Univision - KUNS Seattle

Director: Michel Franco
Principal Cast: Hernan Mendoza, Tessa Ia Gonzalez, Gonzalo Vega Sisto, Tamara Yazbek Bernal, Francisco Rueda, Paloma Cervantes
Country: Mexico
Year: 2012
Running Time: 103 minutes
Producer: Michel Franco, Marco Polo Constandse, Elias Menasse, Fernando Rovzar
Screenplay: Michel Franco
Cinematographers: Chuy Chávez
Editors: Antonio Bribiesca Ayala
Website: http://www.despuesdelucia.mx/
Awards: Cannes Film Festival 2012 (Un Certain Regard); Chicago International Film Festival 2012 (Special Jury Prize); San Sebastian Film Festival 2012 (Horizontes Special Mention)
Filmography: Daniel and Ana (2009)
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: Yes
Format: DCP
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