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Las hijas de Abril (2017)

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?

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Michel Franco

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Michel Franco

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Credited cast:
Emma Suárez ... Abril
Ana Valeria Becerril Ana Valeria Becerril ... Valeria
Enrique Arrizon Enrique Arrizon ... Mateo
Joanna Larequi Joanna Larequi ... Clara
Hernán Mendoza ... Gregorio
Tony Dalton ... Álvaro
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ivan Cortes Ivan Cortes ... Jorge
Mario Escalante Mario Escalante ... Taxi Driver
María E. Sandoval María E. Sandoval ... Directora del DIF
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Valeria is 17 and pregnant. She lives in Puerto Vallarta with Clara, her half sister. Valeria has not wanted her long-absent mother, April, to find out about her pregnancy, but due to the economic strain and the overwhelming responsibility of having a baby in the house, Clara decides to call their mother. April arrives, willing to her daughters, but we soon understand why Valeria had wanted her to stay away. Written by midoehab-66537

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She would do anything for her daughter. See more »

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

23 June 2017 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

April lánya See more »

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Mexico City, Mexico See more »

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Lucia Films,Trebol Stone See more »
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Interesting plot, good acting
15 November 2017 | by Morten_5See all my reviews

28th STOCKHOLM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. DAY 2, NOV 9th 2017. Swedish premiere.

‪With good performances overall and an interesting plot, the film works well as an exploration of family relations, manipulation and betrayal.‬

‪‪The fifth feature film from Mexican writer-director Michel Franco, "April's Daughter" (2017) was shot in Puerto Vallarta and Mexico City. Actors Emma Suárez, Ana Valeria Becrril, Enrique Arrizon and Joanna Larequi has a believable chemistry. Thematically powerful.‬


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