Magazine article Screen International

Protagonist, Mk2 Films to Sell 'April's Daughter'

Magazine article Screen International

Protagonist, Mk2 Films to Sell 'April's Daughter'

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Tim Roth among executive producers on Un Certain Regard entry.

Protagonist Pictures and mk2 films will jointly handle worldwide sales on Michel Franco's Spanish-language drama April's Daughter (Las Hijas de Abril).

The Un Certain Regard selection marks Mexican auteur Franco's fourth film in Cannes and centres on 17-year-old Valeria, who learns she is pregnant by her teenage boyfriend but has not informed her absent mother April.

When her sister Clara goes behind her back and calls their mother, she arrives full of 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.

The film stars Emma Suarez, Ana Valeria Becerril, Joanna Larequi, Enrique Arrizon, and Hernán Mendoza.

Protagonist Pictures and mk2 films will launch sales in Cannes and first partnered in Berlin on Cold War from director Pawel Pawlikowski.

"We think Michel's new film is his best yet," Protagonist CEO Mike Goodridge said. …

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