Las hijas de Abril / April’s Daughter

A film by Michel Franco

This film was screened as a part of the 2018 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF21)

With director Michel Franco in attendance

This film was co-sponsored by the Consulate General of Mexico in Austin

This film was co-presented with the Austin Film Society



Michel Franco


Mexico, Drama, 2017
103 min, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

JULIETA’s Emma Suárez stars in Michel Franco’s fourth film in Official Selection at Cannes, the story of a mother who takes extreme measures when her adolescent daughter has a baby. 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.

Texas Premiere


Michel FrancoMichel Franco was born in Mexico City in 1979. Films he has written, directed, and produced include CHRONIC (nominated for the Palme d’Or and winner of the Best Screenplay, Cannes 2015), and AFTER LUCIA (winner of the Best Film Award at Un Certain Regard, Cannes 2012). He has produced 600 MILES (winner of the Best First Feature, Berlin Film Festival 2015), and FROM AFAR (winner of the Leone d’Oro, Venice Film Festival 2015). His most recent work APRIL’S DAUGHTER won the Jury Prize, Un Certain Regard at Cannes in 2017. Lucía Films is his production company.



Producer: Michel Franco, Lorenzo Vigas, Moisés Zonana
Production Companies: Lucía Films
Screenwriter: Michel Franco
Cinematographer: Yves Cape
Editor: Jorge Weisz
Sound Design: Federico González
Music: Javier Nuño, Joe Rodriguez
Cast: Emma Suárez, Ana Valeria Becerril, Enrique Arrizon, Joanna Larequi

Print Source: Abigail Martínez S.,