Director: Michel Franco

103 mins, Mexico-France, 2012, English Subtitles

When teen Ale moves with her father to Mexico City following the death of her mother, both try to find new ways of coping. Ale enters the tough world of a new school and initially manages to ignore her tormentors, but they finally come to dominate through vicious means.

This atmospheric, heartrending drama is the second feature from writer/director Franco. 

Professor Nuala Finnegan will discuss how Mexican Cinema has evolved from its Golden Age to a current new wave of directors and popular arthouse titles such as After Lucia. Finnegan will discuss Michel Franco’s film After Lucia – with its focus on Mexico’s middle class and youth culture. She will also look at the work of other Mexican Cinema exports such as García Bernal, González Iñárritu and Reygadas.

This event is taking place as part of the IFI Evening Course, South Facing (Tuesdays, October 7th – November 11th). Full course price: €65 (€60 concessions), including tea/coffee. Please book your place by calling Sharon Corrigan on 01 679 5744 or emailing scorrigan@irishfilm.ie (individual tickets for films on this Course are not available.)

Book Tickets