Carefree Valeria is seventeen and pregnant. She lives in Puerto Vallarta with Clara, her older half-sister. Valeria has not wanted her long-absent mother, April, to find out about her pregnancy, but due to the economic strain and overwhelming responsibility of having a baby in the house, Clara decides to call their mother and invite her to visit. April arrives, initially warm and willing to help her daughters, but it soon becomes clear why Valeria has kept her away. Director Michel Franco’s fifth feature film further explores his ongoing fascination with human psychology and the ramifications of interpersonal trauma and discord, painting a portrait of familial dysfunction and the complexities of the mother-daughter bond.
The Vancouver Latin American Film Festival is a registered charitable organization with the mission to provide a forum for the promotion and exhibition of Latin American cinema in Vancouver. This 11-day annual festival encourages dialogue among cultures, and explores and celebrates the art of contemporary Latin American and Latin-Canadian filmmaking.