Michel Franco, USA, Mexico, Chile 2023, 100’
Polish premiere
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In the most romantic film in Michel Franco’s career to date, two outsiders meet to a surprising outcome. May society deprive a recovering alcoholic Sylvia (Jessica Chastain) and Saul, struggling with dementia (awarded in Venice by Peter Sarsgaard) of the right to love?

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Michel Franco

Michel Franco was born 1979 in Mexico City. He is a director, screenwriter, and producer. Early in his career, he developed a distinctive style based on revealing middle-class hypocrisy, breaking taboos, as well as fascination with sexuality and passing. Franco is a darling of world festival juries; his films have received awards in Cannes and Venice, among others. He also produced  From Afar by Lorenzo Vigas, honored with the Venetian Golden Lion in 2015.

Selected filmography

2003 Między nami / Entre dos (short)

2009 Daniel & Ana

2012 Pragnienie miłości / After Lucia / Después de Lucía

2015 Opiekun / Chronic

2017 Córki April / April's Daughter / Las hijas de Abril

Cast & Crew

director Michel Franco
screenplay Michel Franco
cinematography Yves Cape
editing Oscar Figueroa Jara, Michel Franco
cast Jessica Chastain, Peter Sarsgaard, Brooke Timber, Merritt Wever, Elsie Fisher, Jessica Harper, Josh Charles
producer Eréndira Núñez Larios, Michel Franco, Alex Orlovsky, Duncan Montgomery
production Teorema, High Frequency Entertainment, Screen Capital, Mubi, Case Study Films
Polish distributor Galapagos Films
language English
coloration colour
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