8th Edition of the Los Cabos International Film Festival

The 8th edition of the Los Cabos International Film Festival showcased cutting-edge, thoughtful and inspiring films of both emerging talents and established filmmakers, promoting creative and socially diverse content, as well as welcoming Robert De Niro and other top stars to Los Cabos, Mexico. Ocean Blue World goes behind-the-scenes at this year’s Los Cabos International Film Festival!

Opening the Festival with The Irishman

Held at the Pabellón Cultural de la República in Cabo San Lucas, Martin Scorsese’s highly anticipated crime drama The Irishman opened the 8th edition of the Festival, presented by the acclaimed actor, director and producer, Robert De Niro.

The Festival’s audience was the first in Latin America to watch one of this year’s most anticipated films before its release in theaters in Mexico on November 15 and on Netflix on November 27.

Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci star in Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman, an epic saga of organized crime in post-war America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran, a hustler and hitman who worked alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th century. Spanning decades, the film chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history, the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa, and offers a monumental journey through the hidden corridors of organized crime: its inner workings, rivalries and connections to mainstream politics.

Scorsese’s new film, a reflection on hidden ties between organized crime and American political elites, was filmed by the Mexican cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto who was honored in 2016 with the Festival’s Tribute in recognition of his work in cinematography.

“We are proud to present the Latin American premiere of The Irishman, the recent film from one of the most influential filmmakers in World Cinema and to collaborate with Netflix to have this emblematic work on the Festival’s screens and in Los Cabos. ”– Maru Garzón, Artistic Director & Alejandra Paulín, Executive Director of the Festival.

Fantastic Women | Mujeres Fantásticas

Rethinking the role of women in cinema, the Festival introduced the Mujeres Fantásticas (Fantastic Women) initiative. Featuring Yalitza Aparicio, Gabriela Warkentin and Daniela Vega at the Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal, their conversation highlighted today’s cinema industry, identities and women in film.

Closing Gala

From the red carpet to the incredible screenings, it was an exceptional 8th edition of the Festival!

Ocean Blue World is proud to contribute to the Los Cabos International Film Festival and support an event that gives a voice to the exceptional talent within the film and television industry, all the while advocating Los Cabos, Mexico as a cultural paradise destined to be explored. We are already looking forward to next year!