Michel Franco

Michel Franco was born in Mexico City in 1979 and has put Mexican cinema in the global spotlight. The films he has written, directed and produced include Chronic (Best Screenplay Award at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival), Las Hijas de Abril (Jury Prize, in Certain Regard at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival), and Después de Lucía (Top Prize, in Certain Regard at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival).

Among the films he has produced include 600 Millas (directed by Gabriel Ripstein and winner of the Best First Feature Award at the 2015 Berlinale), and From Afar (directed by Lorenzo Vigas, winner of the Golden Lion at the 2015 Venice Film Festival). Also, he was member of the jury at La Biennale Cinema 2017.

In 2020, New Order, Michel’s sixth feature film, was awarded with the Silver Lion Grand Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival.

His most recent film, Sundown, will premiere in the Official Selection at the Venice Film Festival 2021.