After Lucía confronts its audience with bullying, youth culture, morals, and sexuality. Alejandra has just lost her mother in a car crash. She moves back to the metropolis Mexico City with her father, and enrols in a private high school. She quickly makes new friends – but when she has sex with a classmate and he films it on his phone, all hell breaks loose for Alejandra. What brings kids and teens to act horribly to their peers, and how should it be dealt with? Michael Franco touches upon dark and uncomfortable matter, and themes that we have sadly become all the more acquainted with since the film’s release in 2012.

After Lucía had its world premiere at Cannes in 2012, and won Best Film in the prestigious Un Certain Regard programme.

Lasse Skagen

Unfortunately, After Lucia will not be available for rent at the festival, because we have received a copy of the film without functioning subtitles. We are very sorry about this!


Michel Franco (b. 1979) is a Mexican director, scriptwriter and producer best known for After Lucia (2012) and April's Daughter (2017), which were both awarded in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes Film Festival, and Chronic (2015), which competed for the Palme d’Or.

This film is part of

Director's Portrait: Michel Franco Focus:Mexico

Original title Después de Lucía

Country Mexico, France

Year 2012

Director Michel Franco

Screenplay Michel Franco

Cinematography Chuy Chávez

Producer Marco Polo Constandse, Michel Franco, Alexis Fridman, Elias Menasse, Billy Rovzar, Fernando Rovzar

Cast Tessa Ia, Hernán Mendoza, Gonzalo Vega Jr.

Runtime 1h 43m

Language Spanish

Subtitles English

Genre Drama

Format DCP

Age limit 15


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