DANIEL AND ANA

Synopsis

Daniel (Dario Yazbek Bernal) and Ana (Marimar Vega), brother and sister, best friends. Both are at pivotal, defining moments in their contented lives. Ana is about to be married, Daniel is a gregarious teenager discovering his personal and sexual identity. Yet their harmony is instantly shattered when they are kidnapped and something shocking happens which forces them to confront their desires and fears. Suddenly their old lives are a distant memory. Now, nothing they have known will ever be the same again.

Year

2009

Duration

90 Mins

Genre

DramaThriller

Language

Spanish

Country

Mexico,  Spain

Director

Born in Mexico in 1979, Michel Franco studied Film Direction at the New York Film Academy. He made his name directing TV advertisements with his company Pop Films. His short ENTRE DOS (2003) was awarded Best Short Film at Huesca, Spain and at Dresden, Germany. ENTRE DOS was also officially selected in more than 60 international film festivals including the Rotterdam International Film Festival 2004. In 2009, Franco wrote and directed his first feature film DANIEL & ANA, based on a true story of a kidnapping in Mexico. DANIEL & ANA was selected for Director's Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival 2009.

Producers

Daniel Birman Ripstein

Cast

Marimar Vega
Darío Yazbek Bernal
José María Torre
Luis Miguel Lombana
Montserrat Ontiveros

Additional Credits

Screenplay
Michel Franco
Executive Producer
Daniel Birman Ripstein
Co- Producer
Michel Franco
Co- Producer
Enrique Alagón
Co- Producer
Adolfo Alagón
Co- Producer
Guillermo Alagón
Co- Producer
Álvaro Longoria
Cinematography
Chuy Chávez
Production Designer
Martha Papadimitriou
Editor
Oscar Figueroa
Music
Atto Attié
Sound Mixing
Carlos Aguilar
Production Company
Alameda Films
Co-production Company
Fidecine (Mexico)
Co-production Company
Labofilms (Mexico)
Co-production Company
Labodigital (Mexico)
Co-production Company
Blu Films (Mexico)
Co-production Company
Strawberry Films (Mexico)
Co-production Company
Morena Films (Spain)