Los Cabos Film Festival presents four outstanding Mexican productions in Cannes 2017
Los Cabos International Film Festival supports Mexican talent through its Industry allies and for the second time in a row, four Mexican films in progress were selected to take part in Los Cabos Goes to Cannes.
The alliance between Los Cabos Film Festival and the Marché du Film, Festival de Cannes aims to nurture and promote these films presenting them to potential partners such as producers, sales agents, film funds and festival programmers, among others. This platform gathers Mexican producers and International decision-makers at the 70th anniversary of the world’s most important film event.
The selection of Los Cabos Goes to Cannes 2017 includes:
SEX PANCHITOS PUNK
Director Gustavo Gamou
Producers Chantal Elise Guedy, Tatiana Graullera
Production Company Tatiana Graullera
Ulti awaits his wife’s release from jail to rebuild his family. Chivo Loco –with more years in prison than out of it– will seek to become an actor once freed this year. Canon wants to be a social avenger to give other Panchitos what he never had. Characters defeated by the city with a past in common that dignifies, but also haunts them. The fate of a Panchito: Prisons, hospitals and death. Sex Panchitos Punk 30 years later.
EL SEGUNDO ADVENIMIENTO / THE SECOND COMING
Director Miguel Calderón
Producer Tatiana Graullera
Production Company Tatiana Graullera
The second coming intimately explores the lives of three falconers and how their birds help them survive their harsh reality. Investigating the possibilities of the connection between humans and animals that can transcend words.
“Los Cabos Goes to Cannes is an opportunity to promote and strengthen the film projects in their entirety. It fosters invaluable opportunities for Mexican films, directors and producers to meet with professionals from all facets of the film industry at the most important film market in the world.” —Tatiana Graullera
MI HERMANO / MY BROTHER
Director Alana Simões
Producers Nicolás Celis, Sebastián Celis, Alana Simões, Alejandro Durán
Production Company Cinematrópodos / Pimienta Films / Gavilan Cine
Alexey was born in Russia and adopted by Gabriela, an unmarried woman. Later, the family adopted another child. Doomed from start by abandonment, mother and children struggle day by day to build reciprocal bonds of trust. Despite the siblings’ internal crises, their shared “orphanhood” is also the key to their strength; as their bond of brotherhood helps them navigate their world.
“I’m very excited to be a part of Los Cabos Goes to Cannes with the film My Brother hand in hand with Los Cabos Film Festival. I have always felt backed up by the Festival in my new projects.” —Nicolás Celis
AYER MARAVILLA FUI / YESTERDAY WONDER I WAS
Director Gabriel Mariño
Producers Gabriela Gavica, Gabriel Mariño, Isaac Montecillo
Production Company UnMundo
The existence of a lonely figure in Mexico City slips uncontrollably into bodies every so often, allowing his soul to travel through the bodies of men and women. His state of boredom and hopelessness is confronted by his love for Luisa and his need to be with her. He struggles to communicate that love via different faces and bodies until he may be with her in spite of his state.
“For me it is essential to be able to take part in this platform, these kind of supports can mean a before and after for a film. Being able to present and accompany the film —still in progress— to a festival such as Cannes is an excellent first step for Yesterday Wonder I Was.” — Gabriel Mariño.
At Los Cabos Goes to Cannes screening, a segment of each of the selected films will be shown and presented by producers Tatiana Graullera (Sex Panchitos Punk and The Second Coming), Nicolás Celis (My Brother) and Gabriela Gavica and director Gabriel Mariño (Yesterday Wonder I Was), followed by a question and answer session at the end of the programm.
Date: Sunday, May 21st.
Time: 14:00 to 16:00 hrs
Place: Palais des Festivals, Sala K (J. Bory)
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