The 2015 Los Cabos International Film Festival taking place 11th to the 15th of November, continues to impress with its film lineup. The festival revealed the lineup for Tastes – a new section in the film program focusing on culinary themed films, B-Side program – focusing on music themed films, and American Specials, which presents the Mexican premieres of US films.
Tastes program includes outstanding films from the international circuit of culinary cinema, including Cooking Up a Tribute by Luis González and Andrea Gómez (Mexican Premiere), about El Celler de Can Roca, the world’s best restaurant, which decided to shut down temporarily to go on the road and tour America; Sergio Herman: F***ing Perfect by Willemiek Kluijfhout (Latin American Premiere), which portrays one of the 50 best chefs in the world, who is a perfectionist obsessed with culinary excellence; and Baja Tastes by Roberto Najera (World Premiere), a first work made in Tijuana that introduces us to the culinary delights, variety and fusion of the Baja California peninsula.
The B-Side program will have the most outstanding films in which music is a delight for both the ear and the eye. The tuneful world of Arcade Fire in Reflektor Tapes come together with the hip-hop rhythms created by Pharrell Williams for Dope, along with Office, by the Hongkongese director, Johnnie To, who breathes fresh air to this program by bringing a beautiful, nimble, musical cinema.
Dope (Mexican Premiere)
Dir. Rick Famuyiwa (The Wood, Brown Sugar, Talk to Me)
Cast: Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons
Soundtrack by Pharrell Williams
Premiered at Sundance.
Arcade Fire: The Reflektor Tapes
Dir. Hervé Martin-Delpierre (Daft Punk Unchained; Sport, mafia et corruption)
Cast: Win Butler, Régine Chassagne, Arcade Fire
Office (Latin American Premiere)
Dir. Johnnie To
Cast: Chow Yun Fat, Wang Ziyi, Lang Yueting
Premiered at Sundance.
In the new Film Program section, American Specials, which presents the Mexican premieres of US films that have won critical acclaim and set box-office records, the Festival has recently confirmed the Mexican premiere for Black Mass and The Diary of a Teenage Girl. Additionally, the lineup will include the following premieres:
The Hollow Point (World Premiere)
Dir. Gonzalo López-Gallego (El Rey de la Montaña, Nómadas, Apolo 18)
Cast: Ian McShane, Lynn Collins, Patrick Wilson
Max Rose (Latin American Premiere)
Dir. Daniel Noah (Twelve)
Cast: Illeana Douglas, Kerry Bishé, Jerry Lewis.
Premiered at Festival de Cannes in 2013
El Ganzo (Latin American Premiere)
Dir. Steve Balderson (Hell Town, Occupying Ed, The Far Flung Star)
Cast: Mark Booker, Magdalena del Rio, Anslem Richardson.
The Festival also confirmed the Mexican talent that will take part in gala events and Industry activities, among them: Eugenio Derbez, José María Yazpik, Manolo Caro, Tenoch Huerta, José Carlos Ruíz, Sebastián Aguirre, Sophie Alexander-Katz, José María Torre, Sofía Espinosa, Ianis Guerrero, Rosa María Bianchi, Jaime Garza, Adriana Paz, and many others.