Canada’s ‘Remember’ to have gala screening at Los Cabos fest

Pop Goes The News — Canadian director Atom Egoyan’s Remember will have a gala screening at the fourth annual Los Cabos International Film Festival in Mexico next month.

The drama, a Canada-Germany co-production filmed in Toronto, premiered at the Venice Film Festival in September.

Remember stars Toronto-born Christopher Plummer as an ailing widower who sets out to get revenge on the Nazi commander who killed his family seven decades before.

The movie also stars Martin Landau and Dean Norris.

The Los Cabos International Film Festival, which runs Nov. 11 to 15, has also selected Ontario-born director Andrew Cividino’s Sleeping Giant to compete for the $15,000 USD Compentencia Los Cabos Cinemex Prize.

Also vying for the Best Film honour is Les Êtres Chers by Montreal’s Anne Émond.

Among the seven other films in competition at Los Cabos will be Room, a Canada/Ireland co-production that earned acclaim at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

Three Canadian productions have been invited to take part in the Cabos Discovery platform, a forum for projects currently in development: Sunbathing in Hell by Montreal’s Sophie Deraspe; I’m Not a Bad Person by Vancouver’s Andrew Huculiak; and Merciful, a series for HBO Canada.

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