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2018
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April’s Daughter
LAS HIJAS DE ABRIL M18
Advisory: Some sexual scenes and nudityDirector: Michel FrancoDuration: 103Language: Spanish with English subtitles

17 year-old Valeria is pregnant by her teenage boyfriend but she hasn’t informed her absent mother, April. When her sister Clara goes behind her back and calls April, their mother arrives with concern, support and tenderness. But once the baby is born, it soon becomes clear why Valeria wanted to keep April as far away as possible.

Winner of the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and directed by rising talent Michel Franco, 'April’s Daughter' is a gripping depiction of maternal devotion gone wrong, with Emma Suárez (Pedro Almodóvar’s Julieta) mesmerising as the ruthlessly calculating matriarch.