After Lucia ★★½

Note to folks with a two-reel W/O rule: this takes exactly 40 minutes to get to where it's going - which turns out to be somewhere between a made-for-TV drama and a Larry Clark movie. The parts don't quite cohere, as if Franco started out making something quite sober (widower and daughter facing life as per the title) then got carried away by the more sensational aspects - but it's certainly vivid, with the arbitrary quality of a horror movie, in a way one could equally find awesome (the Un Certain Regard jury) or silly (me).