April's Daughter

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| German

Valeria is 17 and happily pregnant, even though the economic strain and the overwhelming responsibility are hard on her, she doesn’t want to involve her long absent mother April. Living with her teenage boyfriend Mateo and her older sister Clara, the decision to inform April about her youngest daughters pregnancy, is taken out of Valeria's hands. When April arrives in Puerto Vallarta full of concern, she hardly seems the monster we might have expected. Anxious, a little over-protective perhaps, but gradually reveals her true colours. Director "Franco manages to maintain credibility as he ramps up the emotional stakes, creating situations in which the viewer longs to jump into the screen and change the course of events." (screendaily.com)