Producer-director Michel Franco wins award for best screenplay
Mexican film director and producer Michel Franco was awarded at the Cannes Film Festival on the weekend with best screenplay for his film Chronic.
It was the second Cannes award for Franco, 35, who received the Un Certain Award in 2012 for his film, After Lucía.
During the presentation of the award on Sunday, the filmmaker said Chronic was born in Cannes three years ago when he received the Un Certain Award from actor Tim Roth. When Franco said he was working on a script about a female nurse working in palliative care, Roth told Franco that if he changed the nurse to a man he would like to do the film.
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