by Michel Franco



Sylvia (Jessica Chastain) is a social worker who leads a simple and structured life: her daughter, her job, her AA meetings. This is blown open when Saul (Peter Sarsgaard) follows her home from their high school reunion. Their surprise encounter will profoundly impact both of them as they open the door to the past.


Filmmaker Michel Franco was born in 1979 in Mexico City and has helped put Mexican cinema in the global spotlight. The films he has written, directed, and produced include NEW ORDER (Silver Lion Grand Jury Prize, Venice Film Festival 2020) CHRONIC (Best Screenplay Award, Cannes Film Festival 2015), APRIL'S DAUGHTERS (Jury Prize, Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival 2017), and AFTER LUCIA (Top Prize, Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival 2012). Among the films he has produced are 600 MILLAS (directed by Gabriel Ripstein, Best First Feature Award, Berlinale 2015) and FROM AFAR (directed by Lorenzo Vigas, Golden Lion, Venice Film Festival 2015). His most recent film, SUNDOWN, a drama starring Tim Roth and Charlotte Gainsbourg, premiered at Venice in 2021. In September 2023, Michel will return to Venice for his third time with his current recent project, MEMORY, a film starring Academy Award-winner Jessica Chastain and Peter Sarsgaard.


2023 Memory
2021 Sundown
2020 New Order
2017 April's daughter
2015 Chronic
2013 Through the Eyes
2012 After Lucia
2009 Daniel and Ana


Jessica Chastain
Peter Sarsgaard
Merritt Wever
Elsie Fisher
Jessica Harper
Josh Charles


Director Michel Franco
Scriptwriter Michel Franco
Producers Michel Franco, Eréndira Núñez Larios, Alex Orlovsky, Duncan Montgomery
Executive Producers Paula P. Manzanedo, Moises Chiver, Jack Selby, Patricio Rabuffetti, Tatiana Emden, Joyce Zylberberg, Ralph Haiek, Michael Weber, Efe Cakarel, Bobby Allen, Jason Ropell
Photography Yves Cape
Production Design Claudio Ramírez Castelli
Editing Oscar Figueroa Jara and Michel Franco
Sound Javier Umpiérrez
Costume Design Gabriela Fernández

Technical Data

Original title: MEMORY
Duration: 100 (min)
Format: DCP
Sound: 5. 1
language: English
Production countries: Mexico, United States, Chile
Production companies: Screen Capital / Screen One, 7395 Media

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