Michel Franco was born in Mexico City in 1979. He has won critical acclaim for the films he has written, directed and produced, among them AFTER LUCIA, which won the award for Best Film in the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival in 2012, and CHRONIC, which took the Best Screenplay award at Cannes in 2015. Franco produced Gabriel Ripstein’s 600 MILES, winner of the Best First Feature award at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2015, and Lorenzo Vigas’s FROM AFAR, which took the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 2015. His most recent work, APRIL´S DAUGHTER, was part of the Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival in 2017, where it won the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize. Through his company Lucía Films, he is currently developing several feature-length films and television projects.