Puerto Vallarta returns to the theater thanks to the latest film by director Michel Franco, ‘April’s Daughter’. The filmmaker chose this location because it is a place that fascinates him by “its charm” and that generates an ideal atmosphere to tell the story.
April’s Daughter, starring actress Emma Suárez, was recognized at the Cannes Film Festival with the ‘Un Certain Regard’ award and will participate in the upcoming San Sebastian Festival, which will take place between the days September 22 – 30.
It is not the first time that Michel Franco has produced a film in Puerto Vallarta; his film After Lucia, which was also awarded the ‘Un Certain Regard’ award in Cannes, was also filmed in this location.
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This memorable set began to garner prominence with ‘The Night of the Iguana’, a film that was shot in 1964 by John Huston and had an extraordinary cast in which actors Richard Burton, Deborah Kerr and Ava Gardner played the lead roles. Since then, different directors have chosen this exceptional spot as a stage to shoot their films. Among many films, perhaps the most prominent are Predator, shot in the 80’s and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Limitless, which featured Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish and Robert De Niro as lead actors.
The Daughters of April, is an intense story about the relationship of a mother with her two daughters. Last December the director said it took “30 seconds” to decide Puerto Vallarta would be the set for this film. In addition, he found all the facilities for filming and support from the city and the people of Puerto Vallarta.
The actors were also delighted to film in Puerto Vallarta, as it allowed them to have the experience of spending a season in this destination, to live with the local people and to discover the many attractions that inspire thousands of travelers every year. Some of these prominent places of the city, such as the Malecón, Centro area and some beaches, are those that Franco has used for his last film.