Michel Franco

1998 Huerfanos (short)
2001 El soldado (short)
2002 Cuando sea grande (short)
2003 Asi nos gusta vivir (short)
2009 Daniel y Ana/Daniel and Ana
2012 Después de Lucía/After Lucia
2015 Chronic

Born in Mexico City in 1979, he 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, Entre dos won the Grand Prize at the Festival of Huesca and received the prize for Best Short Film at the Dresden Short Film Festival. During this same period, he 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. The screenplay of his second feature, After Lucia, was developed with the support of the Cinéfondation de Cannes at the Résidence de la Cinéfondation in spring 2010, where he won the “Un Certain Regard” Award in 2012.

Open Horizons

Chronic / Michel Franco

David is a nurse who works with terminally ill patients. Efficient and dedicated to his profession, he develops strong and even intimate relationships with each person he cares for. But outside of his work David is ineffectual, awkward, and reserved. It is clear that he needs each patient as much as they need him.

Director:Michel Franco
Script:Michel Franco
Cinematography:Yves Cape
Editing:Michel Franco, Julio C. Perez IV
Sound:Frank Gaeta
With:Tim Roth (David), Sarah Sutherland (Nadia), Robin Bartlett (Martha), Rachel Pickup (Sarah
World Sales:Wild Bunch, France T. +33 1 4313 2160
Distribution in Greece:Rosebud 21 Zinos Panagiotidis Ioanna Panagiotidou
Production Design:Matthew Luem
Producer:Gabriel Ripstein, Michel Franco, Moisés Zonana, Gina Kwon
Production:Lucía Films, Mexico T. +52 555 2810 407
Production Country:Mexico-France
Co-production:Video - cine (Mexico), Vamonos Films (Spain), Stromboli Films (France)
Format:DCP Color
Production Year:2015
Awards :
Best Screenplay Award, Cannes IFF 2015, France
Screening Schedule
JOHN CASSAVETES:Sunday, November 08, 2015 - 22:15 | ID:257