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20TH edition NOVEMBER 24 TO DECEMBER 2, 2023


Michel Franco

Mexico, USA

Director's Biography

Michel Franco was born in Mexico City in 1979 and has helped put Mexican cinema in the global spotlight. The films he has written, directed, and produced include New Order (2020), which won the Silver Lion Grand Jury Prize at the Venice International Film Festival; Chronic (2015), which took the Best Screenplay Award at the Festival de Cannes; April’s Daughters (2017), which won the Jury Prize of the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes; and After Lucia (2012), which took the main prize in Un Certain Regard. Sundown, a drama starring Tim Roth and Charlotte Gainsbourg, had its premiere in Venice in 2021. In September 2023, Franco returned to Venice with Memory, starring Academy Award winner Jessica Chastain and Peter Sarsgaard.

Screenings :
Mon 27 / 19h30 / Palais des Congrès Salle des Ambassadeurs
Mon 27 / 19h30 / Palais des Congrès Salle des Ambassadeurs

In the presence of the film crew

Sylvia, a social worker, leads a simple and structured life that is blown apart when Saul follows her home from their high school reunion. Their surprise encounter has a profound impact on both of them as they open the door to the past.

Director Michel Franco
Producer Eréndira Núñez Larios, Michel Franco, Alex Orlovsky, Duncan Montgomery
Screenwriter Michel Franco
Cinematographer Yves Cape
Production Designer Claudio Ramírez Castelli
Art Director Kyra Boselli, Marcos Demian Vargas
Editor Oscar Figueroa, Michel Franco
Sound Javier Umpiérrez
Music Joe Rudge
Colour Colour
Jessica Chastain, Peter Sarsgaard, Brooke Timber, Merritt Wever, Elsie Fisher, Jessica Harper, Josh Charles
Production Company Teorema, High Frequency Entertainment, Screen Capital, Mubi, Case Study Films
International Sales Company The Match Factory
Distributor Front Row Filmed Entertainment


Mexico, USA