Michel Franco

Michel Franco (born 28 August 1979) is a Mexican film director, screenwriter and producer.[1] His best known for his film After Lucia that won the Prize Un Certain Regard at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.[2]

Michel Franco
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Born (1979-08-28) 28 August 1979 (age 41)
Mexico City, Mexico
OccupationFilm director, producer
Years active2003-present

His films typically deal with themes of dysfunctional families, in particular Mexican upper classes. His 2020 film New Order was received with an overwhelming backlash due to accusations of racism towards lower classes in Mexico to the point that Franco had to make a public apology in social media as he claimed the film was the subject of "reverse racism".[3][4]

Although many of his films have been poorly received by Mexican critics and audiences, Franco has received numerous awards in film festivals like Cannes, Venice and Chicago.[5][6][7]

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  1. ^ "Michel Franco". Festival Scope. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  2. ^ Cannes (27 May 2012). "Awards 2012". festival-cannes.fr. Cannes Film Festival. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Película mexicana 'Nuevo orden' recibe críticas de clasista y racista en redes sociales". Dallas News (in Spanish). 21 October 2020. Retrieved 22 February 2021.
  4. ^ "Michel Franco se disculpa por decir "whitexican" a días de estrenarse "Nuevo Orden" que triunfó en Venecia | Video". CNN (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 February 2021.
  5. ^ Henry Barnes (24 May 2015). "Cannes 2015: Jacques Audiard's Dheepan wins the Palme d'Or". The Guardian. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  6. ^ Rebecca Ford (24 May 2015). "Cannes: 'Dheepan' Wins the Palme d'Or". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  7. ^ Lodge, Guy (27 May 2017). "'A Man of Integrity', 'Wind River', 'Barbara' Take Un Certain Regard Awards at Cannes". Variety. Retrieved 27 May 2017.

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