Los Cabos Film Festival Announces the Films of the Horror, Environmental and American Specials Programs

Los Cabos International Film Festival is known as its program focuses on North American Cinema, strengthened by a selection of outstanding films acclaimed at the world’s most important festivals. In its fourth edition the Festival will premiere much-awaited films in its After DARK, American Specials and Green programs.

For the second year running, the Festival presents its After Dark program, with a provocative selection of films that are on the borderlines between horror, science fiction and black comedy, exploring the full range of contemporary genre cinema.

We are proud to present the following three flawless films that have done the rounds of prestigious festivals such as Sundance, Cannes and Fantastic Fest, and whose elegance raises terror to a higher level:

“Matteo Garrone’s Tale of Tales is fabulous in every sense.”
Peter Bradshaw. The Guardian
TALE OF TALES
Dir. Matteo Garrone (Gomorra, Reality)
Cast: Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel and Toby Jones
Official Selection at Cannes Film Festival.
“…an impressive feature debut with this gripping historical horror-thriller.”
Justin Chang. Variety
THE WITCH (Mexican Premiere)
Dir. Robert Eggers (The Tell-Tale Heart, Hansel and Gretel)
Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson and Kate Dickie
Premiered at Sundance Film Festival.
“…offers a compelling vision of life pushed to extremes.
A gorgeously executed picture that prizes its characters as much
as the elements of genre film.” Fantastic Fest
WHAT WE BECOME (Latin American Premiere)
Dir. Bo Mikkelsen (First Feature)
Cast: Mille Dinesen, Toels Lyby and Ole Dupont
Premiered at Fantastic Fest.
In the new American Specials program, we present the following American films that have won critical acclaim and set box-office records, among them the Mexican Premieres of:
“Depp shines in a solid gangster biopic.” Todd McCarthy. The Hollywood Reporter
BLACK MASS(Mexican Premiere)
Dir. Scott Cooper (Out of the Furnace, Crazy Heart)
Cast: Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch and Dakota Johnson
Premiered at Venice International Film Festival.
“A scaldingly honest coming-of-age comedy.” Leslie Felperin. The Guardian
THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL(Mexican Premiere)
Dir. Marielle Heller (First Work)
Cast: Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgård and Kristen Wiig
Premiered at Sundance.
In this fourth edition, Green is presented by Discovery Channel. In this program awareness-raising films prompt us to ponder on our responsibilities vis-à-vis the environment, and on the urgent need to establish a balance among all the links in the chain of life on our planet.
The films in this program are:
“Whereas marine activist Louie Psihoyos’ ‘The Cove’ took an environmental crisis — specifically, the slaughter and sale of dolphins off the coast of Japan — and turned it into a white-knuckle suspense thriller,
his even higher-stakes follow-up, ‘
Racing Extinction’.”Peter Debruge. Variety

RACING EXTINCTION(Mexican Premiere)
Dir. Louie Psihoyos (Oscar Winner for Best Documentary for The Cove, Chaising Ice, Dinosaur 13)
Premiered at Sundance.
“The journey of Hurricane is, for me, like a kind of pilgrimage which no-one has ever undertaken before” Hurricane co-director
and cinematographer Cyril Barbancon via Screendaily
HURRICANE 3D (Latin American Premiere)
Dir. Cyril Barbançon y Andy Byatt
“Powerful eco doc fronts up to climate change deniers.”
Andrew Pulver. The Guardian
LA GLACE ET LE CIEL(Mexican Premiere)
Dir. Luc Jacquet
This film was the closing gala at Cannes Film Festival.After Dark, American Specials and Green are part of a carefully chosen comprehensive selection of films that exemplify different ways of telling and visualizing stories. From November 11-15, Los Cabos Film Festival invites you to enjoy this selection of the best films launched in 2015.
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