American Specials presents 2018’s most anticipated films in #LosCabos7

American Specials, one of our most successful film programs, comprises, year after year, films that stand out in the United States and worldwide, not only for their proposed topics and filming style, but also because of their highly skilled execution, which has often brought their directors and actors into the spotlight during the awards season.

Today we announce the film titles that we put forward as being an appealing outlook on 2018 American cinema, going from Wildlife, a magnificent directorial debut by acclaimed actor Paul Dano and starring Jake Gyllenhaal; American Animals, which successfully premiered at Sundance, directed by Bart Layton and starring the young Evan Peters; Widows, the most recent film by renowned director Steve McQueen, starring Viola Davis and Liam Neeson; and Destroyer, powerfully played by Nicole Kidman and directed by Karyn Kusama.

The films featured in American Specials, which have toured the most prestigious international film festivals and have been internationally acclaimed by critics and audiences, will be screened from Wednesday, November 7th to Sunday, November 11th at Cinemex Puerto Paraíso in Cabo San Lucas, in the context of the 7th Edition of the Los Cabos International Film Festival.

WIDOWS

Dir. Steve McQueen

After her husband’s death, Veronica finds out that her luxurious lifestyle is the result of criminal activity, and that she now has to pay off a substantial debt. So, she gathers a group of widows to attempt a complicated robbery that would allow them to start a new life.

DESTROYER

Dir. Karyn Kusama

Erin Bell (Nicole Kidman), a Los Angeles police detective, has to solve a murder with a single clue—a one-dollar bill covered in purple paint. Bells is convinced she knows the assassin’s identity, and this time around, she will not let him escape.

WILDLIFE

Dir. Paul Dano

When Jerry is dismissed from his job, he loses the sense of purpose and signs up for a suicidal mission. His son Joe then takes on the role of the adult, while Jeanette, his wife, fights to keep the home afloat. An intimate journey full of nuances and complex characters.

AMERICAN ANIMALS

Dir. Bart Layton

As a claim to fame, four very bright college students from Kentucky decide to inject some adrenaline into their insignificant every day lives through the ambitious yet somewhat naive robbery of the expensive antique book collection at their university.