Review: After Lucia

(Michel Franco, 2012)

The escalating ramifications of peer pressure and teenage bullying have rarely been as agonising and intensely distressing as they are in Michel Franco’s latest, After Lucia, for which he also writes the screenplay. Having screened to rave reviews in the Un Certain Regard section of the 65th Cannes Film Festival, Franco’s second feature (after 2009′s Daniel & Ana) takes a magnifying stab at the evils of adolescence and the hardships faced by those looking to move on from an already traumatic ordeal, only to be met with equally troubling ones. (Continue reading here)

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