Francisco Sánchez Solís (Mexico)

Francisco Sánchez Solís is a Mexican screenwriter, director and film producer. He studied at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and later worked at the independent film companies Oscilloscope Laboratories, Parts & Labor and A24. In 2016 he returned to Mexico and co-founded the production company Enfant & Poulet. In 2019 he produced the award-winning documentary feature Sanctuary, by director Andrea Córdoba. His upcoming projects as a producer include Todos los incendios, by Mauricio Calderón Rico, and El retiro, by Alejandra Kelly and Eduardo Lecuona. In 2020 Francisco won the National Short Film Competition and received support from the Mexican Film Institute (IMCINE) to produce his project Soldado. That same year, his project Navajas rotas participated in Cine Qua Non Lab’s Storylines Lab. Tiempo de jacarandas will be his first feature film as a director.

Tiempo de jacarandas Mexico, 1989. When his older brother reappears after years of absence to reveal that he has AIDS, a shy teenager confronts his conservative family and the prejudiced upper class to which he belongs so he can reunite with his brother before the disease parts them forever.