Outstanding personalities from Baja California Sur, Mexico and the world, gathered in the for the opening of the 7th edition of Los Cabos International Film Festival. The visionary ﬁlm director, Terry Gilliam, received the Exceptional Contribution to Cinema History, while the head of Toronto International Film Festival, Piers Handling, obtained the Outstanding Work In Film Industry recognition.
The Favourite, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, starring Emma Stone, marked the beginning of 4 days that will gather the most applauded movies from the entire world. Los Cabos International Film Festival began after a warm day full of welcomes, that ended with the Opening Gala at the Pabellón Cultural de la República, in Cabo San Lucas. The words of Alfonso Pasquel, president of Los Cabos Arte y Cultura A.C.; Jesús Armida Castro Guzmán, municipal mayor of Los Cabos; Carlos Mendoza Davis, Governor of the State of Baja California Sur; Alejandra Paulín, Executive Director; and Maru Garzón, Artistic Director of Los Cabos International Film Festival, invited the audience to enjoy the extraordinary program of ﬁlms that this event oﬀers, and the attending professionals to explore all the comercial oﬀers that the Industry area of this Festival represents.
During the Opening Night Gala, two much expected recognitions were bestowed: the Outstanding Work In Film Industry honor was granted to Piers Handling, CEO of the Toronto International Film Festival; and the visionary, unconventional and irreverent ﬁlm director, Terry Gilliam, accepted the Exceptional Contribution to the History of Cinema Tribute. The director will also present the Mexican Premiere of his most recent movie, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, during this edition.
For an amazing ending, the audience witnessed the Mexican Premiere of Yorgos Lanthimos’s newest ﬁlm, The Favourite, winner of the Grand Jury Prize in the Venice Film Festival, starring Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman. More than 80 screenings, besides panels, conferences and an Industry market add to a unique personality that distinguish a Festival that contributes to place Mexico as a cultural destination for the world. Welcome!