JACKIE by Chilean director Pablo Larraín, featuring Natalie Portman, will have its Mexican Premiere at the Los Cabos International Film Festival’s 5th edition

From November 9th to 13th the Los Cabos International Film Festival will host its fifth edition. The festival is proud to confirm as a Gala, the Mexican Premiere of JACKIE, directed by Pablo Larraín and produced by Juan de Dios Larraín and Darren Aranofsky.

Jackie is the bravely told tale of President John F. Kennedy’s wife, who had to overcome her grief in front of her children and in the eyes of American society after her husband’s murder. In her effort to defend his historic legacy, Jackie unwillingly becomes a national icon herself.

The film stars Natalie Portman and is based on Theodore H. White’s interview for LIFE magazine. It has received critical acclaim for its unique narrative, which disrupts the conventional structure of Hollywood bio-pics.

This intimate story written by Noah Oppenheim, earned the screenwriter the prestigious Best Screenplay award at the Venice International Film Festival. It’s also running for the Platform prize at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Award winning director, screenwriter and producer Pablo Larraín has participated in films like Tony Manero (2008), Post Mortem (2010), No (2012) winner of our first edition’s Competencia Los Cabos, El Club (2015) Mexican premiere in our fourth edition, and Neruda (2016).

Jackie is his first feature film in English, filmed in the United States.

The film stars Academy Award® winner Natalie Portman (Black Swan, Closer, Star Wars, V for Vendetta, Leon: The Professional), Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup and John Hurt.

The Los Cabos International Film Festival showcase the world’s most prestigious cinema, while growing stronger as an industry platform featuring the best talent from Mexico and Latin America to the North American market.