After Lucia

Drama
| 102 min
Spanish
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After the death of his wife in a car accident, Roberto and his teenage daughter Alejandra set off for a fresh start in Mexico City. But very soon, she is bullied by her classmates. Alejandra, has no trouble falling in with the popular kids at school, led by queen bee Camilla and handsome Jose. But when she heads off with the privileged gang for a weekend of teenage hedonism and has drunken bathroom sex with Jose, things take a dark turn. The classmate tormentors are played by non-professionals, who are in fact the actress’ real-life friends. Yet, Director Michel Franco succeeds to create "a work of staggering formal and narrative control, AFTER LUCIA is one of the most unbearably powerful films I have seen in a very long time." (The Flickering Wall)