‘Modern Lovers,’ ‘Courage’ Headline Los Cabos Goes to Cannes Lineup

Variety | 4/16/2019 | Jamie Lang


2019 will mark the fourth time that Mexico’s Los Cabos Intl. Film Festival Goes to Cannes. Six works in progress selected by the Mexican festival, aiming to represent the vast panorama of current Mexican production, will be pitched to potential partners, sales agents and festival programmers at a Cannes Film Market screening.

“Modern Lovers,” from established director Matias Meyer – Morelia best film winner for “Yo,” best short winner for “El Pasajero” and two time Mexico Academy Ariel Award nominee – is produced by the director’s own BHD films, and Woo Films, one of Latin America’s exciting young production houses.

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The film tracks seven storylines over 24 hours in Mexico City, each featuring a lonely and inhibited protagonist.

Rubén Rojo Aura’s “Courage, another title in the lineup,” is a story influenced heavily by his own family. In it, an elderly actress worries she may lose her job when threatened by the loss of sight. As things compound, her alcoholic son returns home with his own crisis. Aura’s mother and brother will play themselves in the film which is produced by Apapacho Films along with Marco Antonio Salgado’s Cinema 226 and Barcelona-based Mago Productions.

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Produced by Ojo de Vaca and Imcine state film fund Foprocine, “Things We Shouldn’t Do” marks the debut directorial feature from cinematographer Bruno Santamaría Razo. The documentary chronicles the first village party, five months after a violent murder which took place in the very plaza where the townspeople are gathered. The blood stains can still be seen on the...
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