A pregnant 17-year-old decides to keep her condition to herself, enjoying a calm life in Puerto Vallarta. But, why on earth hadn't the inexperienced mother-to-be sought for assistance earlier? Can a mere child raise a kid on her own?
Ana Valeria Becerril,
Monica is a social worker from Mexico City, who's child is suffering from a degenerative illness in his eyes. Having exhausted all other options, a corneal transplant is her only hope. ... See full summary »
Mónica Del Carmen,
Rosario Castellanos is an introverted university student who doesn't seem to belong to her time. In the early 1950s in Mexico City, she is fighting to have voice heard in a society run by ... See full summary »
Daniel Giménez Cacho,
This story begins when José finds out that Nora, the woman he'd been married to for 30 years and then divorced, has committed suicide. The rabbi explains to José that due to the celebration... See full summary »
Heli must try and protect his young family when his 12-year-old sister inadvertently involves them in the brutal drug world. He must battle against the drug cartel that have been angered as well as the corrupt police force.
With the loss of a beloved mother and wife still fresh and raw in their memory, the dejected Roberto and his teenage daughter, Alejandra, flee the coastal Puerto Vallarta to start anew in bustling Mexico City. But, there--even though Roberto has already a job as a chef lined up for him, and Alejandra seems to have no trouble fitting in at her new school--unforeseen problems lead both to a tense situation which will, inevitably, spiral out of control. In the end, life is full of fresh beginnings; however, on the other hand, making a life change can be very intimidating, especially when you have lost everything.Written by
A pessimist but realistic and universal vision of the world, in which a simple action in the social media can make a durable impact in anyone's life
Awarded with the prize "un certain regard" at the Cannes Film Festival, Michel Franco's second film deals with a social problem largely present in cinema: school bullying in the digital age. The shooting and the framing, specially the fix off-camera shots, as well as the long silences, immerse the public into the deepness of Alejandra's emotions (superbly played by Tessa Ia). Rough, bitter and cold, the harassment scenes come one after another and we enter a kind of vicious circle in which freedom does not exist. Any type of rationality, understanding or communication are in vain in this compulsory contemplation of violence whose origin is unknown by the victim and, maybe, even by the aggressors. The lack of communication and the sobriety of the photography provide more realism to the movie. Finally, the long sequence shot at the ending enhances the beauty and coldness of the whole. With "After Lucia", Michel France offers at the same time a pessimist but realistic and universal vision of the world, in which a simple action in the social media can make a durable impact in anyone's life. Full review on our blog Los Indiscretos : https://losindiscretos.org
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