After Lucia

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After Lucia
Después de Lucía.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Michel Franco
Produced by Moises Zonana
Starring Tessa Ía González Norvind
Cinematography Chuy Chávez
Release dates
  • 21 May 2012 (2012-05-21) (Cannes)
  • 19 October 2012 (2012-10-19) (México)
Running time
105 minutes
Country Mexico
Language Spanish

After Lucia (Spanish: Después de Lucía) is a 2012 Mexican drama film directed by Michel Franco and sponsored by Emilio Azcárraga of Televisa.[1][2] The film competed in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival[3][4] where it won the top prize.[5] The film was also selected as the Mexican entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards, but it did not make the final shortlist.[6]


The story, based on a mixture of several real cases, describes the relationship between Roberto (Hernán Mendoza) and his 17 year old daughter, Alejandra (Tessa Ía González Norvind). Roberto is depressed after his wife Lucía's death at a road accident and decide to leave Puerto Vallarta and live in Mexico City. Alejandra tries to help him, but a very difficult situation arises for her at the new school: she is a victim of bullying and hostilities by her new mates. She decides "to take her mother's place and does not say anything about her situation, so as to protect her father."[7][8]



Award Category Recipient(s) Result
Cannes Film Festival Prize of Un Certain Regard Won
Chicago International Film Festival Silver Hugo Special Jury Prize Won
Young Artist Award[9] Best Performance in an International Feature Film - Young Actress Tessa la González Nominated
Havana Film Festival Best Director Won
San Sebastián International Film Festival Horizons Award - Special Mention Won

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Después de Lucía". semanarioguia. Retrieved 2013-01-27. 
  2. ^ "Después de Lucía". bizarrefashion. Retrieved 2013-01-27. 
  3. ^ "2012 Official Selection". Cannes. Retrieved 2012-05-20. 
  4. ^ "Screenrush Guide to the 2012 Festival de Cannes". Screenrush. Retrieved 2012-05-20. 
  5. ^ Cannes (2012-05-27). "Awards 2012". Cannes Film Festival. Retrieved 2012-05-27. 
  6. ^ Young, James (20 September 2012). "'Mexico picks 'Lucia' for Oscar". Variety (Reed Business Information). Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "Mexicano impacta en Cannes". periodicocorreo. Retrieved 2012-05-27. 
  8. ^ "El mexicano Michel Franco premiado en Cannes por "Después de Lucía"". jornada. Retrieved 2012-05-27. 
  9. ^ "34th Annual Young Artist Awards". Retrieved 2013-03-31. 

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