Michel Franco

Michel Franco

Mexico

Biography

Born in Mexico City in 1979, Michel Franco started making short films after his media studies. In 2001, CUANDO SEA GRANDE, made for an anti-corruption campaign, was released in 500 cinemas all over Mexico. In 2003, his short film ENTRE DOS, won the Grand Prize of the Festival of Huesca and received the prize for the Best Short Film at the Festival of Dresden. During this same period, Michel Franco also produced commercials and videos with his production company, "Pop Films". In 2009, DANIEL AND ANA, his first feature, was selected for the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes. The film subsequently participated at a variety of international festivals and was distributed in many territories including Mexico, Spain, France and the US. Praised by the critics DANIEL AND ANA was just as successful with the audience. In 2012, his second feature AFTER LUCIA won the Un Certain Regard Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, while his third feature film, CHRONIC was again in competition at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival where it won the award for Best Screenplay.

His 2017 film, APRIL'S DAUGHTER, was selected in the Un Certain Regard section at the 70th Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Jury Prize.

Films Selection