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MEXICO CITY — A crossroads for the film industries of Mexico, the U.S. and Canada, Los Cabos Intl. Film Festival opens its doors on Wednesday, Nov. 13 with a lineup which takes on board hot-button issues – gender, violence in Mexico, the impact of global platforms – as the Festival consolidates its status as a Mexican new talent platform. 10 Takes on the 2019 edition:
Robert De Niro will attend Los Cabos’ Film Festival’s Opening Ceremony on Wednesday for a gala screening of “The Irishman.” The movie’s presence at Los Cabos can be seen as part thanks to its cinematographer. Mexico’s Rodrigo Prieto, and above all to its Mexican producer, Gastón Pavlovich. Already producer of Martin Scorsese’s “Silence,” who stuck with “The Irishman,” through thick and thin as it turned from a Paramount/STX movie to an Oscar-contending Netflix original.
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Of Mexican titles, Los Cabos Gabriel Figueroa Film Fund titles includes projects by Cannes (short film) Palme d’0r winner Elisa Miller (“Hurricane Season”) fast-rising Argentine docu director Manuel Abramovich (“Pornomelacholia”), “A Wolfpack Called Ernesto,” a new narco-related-doc from “Devil’s Freedom” Everardo González; a second genre feature, “Precious Blood,” from Andrés Kaiser, who made a splash with “Feral”; and a singular allegory for Mexico’s current woes (“Ana Doesn’t Want to Be Seen Dancing”). Noteworthy from the U.S. is a ferocious horror survival thriller (“Forsaken”) from “Land Ho!’s” Martha Stephens, as well as “Wiring Utopia,” a vision of the heady mix of socialism and cybernetics in Salvador Allende’s 1971 Chile, directed by David Barker (“Daylight”) and produced by “The Lighthouse” and “American Honey’s” Jan Van Hoy. Of titles in Los Cabos Work in Progress, troubled coming of age drama ”Summer White” has just been selected for Ventana Sur’s Copia Final, a promising double whammy; seen at San Sebastian’s Primer Corte, Angeles Cruz’s “Nudo Mixteco” mixes...
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