LOS CABOS GOES TO CANNES 2019

LOS CABOS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL PROMOTES MEXICAN TALENT IN CANNES THROUGH THE PROGRAM LOS CABOS GOES TO CANNES 2019, IN COLLABORATION WITH THE MARCHÉ DU FILM. THIS SELECTION OF SIX PRODUCTIONS IN THEIR WORK-IN-PROGRESS STAGE WILL BE PRESENTED IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE MOST IMPORTANT CINEMATOGRAPHIC EVENT OF THE WORLD.

For the fourth year in a row, Los Cabos International Film Festival has selected a set of interesting Mexican films in their Work-in-Progress stage to be screened at Los Cabos Goes to Cannes platform.

The 2019 Program is formed by six films that represent the Mexican film panorama with diverse and bold proposals.

Through this showcase, Los Cabos International Film Festival aims to boost the national talent; while offering the solid opportunity to the six films involved to network and build up links with potential partners, such as producers, sales agents, film funds and festival programmers.

LOS CABOS GOES TO CANNES SCREENING

PALAIS DES FESTIVALS

May 19th – 14:00 hrs.

Palais K

AMORES MODERNOS / MODERN LOVES

Director Matias Meyer  

Producer Alejandro de Icaza | Production Companies BHD Films, Woo Films

24 hours in the intense Mexico City where seven plots intertwine: a surprising death, an old poet losing his memory, two distanced brothers, a couple of ex-lovers afraid to engage again, a daughter that finally shows who she really is, a scientist who suffers a conversion disorder and a pregnant women that wants to give birth at home. All these stories are linked by lonely characters that relate in awkward manners.

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CORAJE / COURAGE

Director Rubén Rojo Aura

Producers Samantha Guillén, Adrián Bazán, Javier Meza, Marco Antonio Salgado  (Cinema226); Raúl Berninches, Peter Keydel (Mago Production) y Rubén Rojo Aura (Apapacho Films) | Production Companies Apapacho Films, Cinema 226, Mago Production

An elderly actress with a disease that could leave her blind is afraid of losing her place in a theater company. This collides with the arrival of her alcoholic son, after spending years outside of Mexico. The personal crisis of each will lead them to meet as mother and son for the first time in their lives. A story based on the director’s own family, where his mother and brother play themselves.

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COSAS QUE NO HACEMOS / THINGS WE SHOULDN’T DO

Director Bruno Santamaría Razo

Producer Abril López Carrillo | Production Companies Ojo de Vaca, Foprocine with the support of Tribeca, Ford Foundation, Field Of Vision, FONCA, Los Cabos Film Festival.

An island. Santa Claus. Many birds. Many kids. A party. The night. Some bullets. A dead body. A blood stain on the playground. Silence… Voices, laughs, games. A boy asks his parents for permission to dress as a woman, two girls end their friendship, and another boy waits for his mother to return. The blood stain vanishes from the ground. The kids get ready for another party and return to their games on the playground. 

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ESTANISLAO

Director Alejandro Guzmán Álvarez 

Producer Mariana Monroy | Production Companies Animal Tropical Cine, Lilith Films

After a fifteen-year-absence Mateo returns to the old family textile factory to say farewell to his recently deceased mother. There he will have to get along with an alcoholic father whom he can’t stand and with a bird-shaped creature that torments him every night.

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LA FRONTERA INVISIBLE / THE INVISIBLE FRONTIER

Director Mariana Flores

Producers Carlos Hernández Vázquez, Gabriela Gavica | Production Companies Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica, Foprocine, Mandarina Cine

Socorro Island is a small paradise that is 700km off the coast of Mexico. Against this backdrop, a few soldiers live there intermittently to keep guard over the island. The Invisible Frontier is a poetic and intimate documentary that portrays the life of a group of men, trapped and isolated in the farthest corner of the country.

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TERRITORIO / CLOSE QUARTERS

Director Andrés Clariond Rangel

Producers Alejandro Durán, Gabriel Nuncio | Production Companies Agencia Bengala, Cinematográfica CR, Jaquez Bros

Manuel and Lupe want to have a baby. When Manuel discovers he is infertile, he starts to fall apart both physically and emotionally. After exploring several options, Manuel turns to Rubén, his new friend, to act as their donor. In return, Rubén asks to stay for a few days at Manuel and Lupe’s house. His presence will change everything.

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