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Films & Schedules - AFTER LUCIA

AFTER LUCIA

Sun, Feb 17, 2013
at 2:15 PM (Regal Fox Tower 6)
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Thu, Feb 21, 2013
at 8:45 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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AFTER LUCIA

DIRECTOR: Michel Franco - MEXICO

Following a car accident, Roberto is left grieving the death of his wife and raising his emotionally distant yet self-sacrificing daughter Alejandra alone. The broken family uproots their lives in Puerto Vallarta and moves to Mexico City in hopes of starting anew. After Lucia focuses on Alejandra as she simultaneously attempts to deal with both her mother’s death and a drunken, teenage mistake that makes her the target of cruel harassment and abuse from her classmates. Ashamed and unable to tell her distressed father or anyone else about the escalating bullying at school, Alejandra’s silence ultimately takes a dreadful toll. This exquisitely told tale of the heartbreaking pain of insensitive bullying won the main prize in the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival and is this year’s Mexican submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. (93 mins.)

First Feature.

Sponsored by the Consulate of Mexico in Portland and Chipotle.

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Interests: New Directors, Narrative Feature, Spanish Language.

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