Jacob Tremblay to represent Canada at Los Cabos film festival

Pop Goes The News — Canada’s Jacob Tremblay is among the stars who will walk the red carpet at the fifth edition of the Los Cabos International Film Festival next week.

The 10-year-old Vancouver native, who earned acclaim for his role in the 2015 made-in-Toronto drama Room, is on the guest list along with Michael Peña, Dennis Quaid, and Craig Robinson.

Monica Bellucci will be honoured at the festival and will present the premiere of On the Milky Road.

The Los Cabos festival, which runs Nov. 9 to 13 on the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, will also pay tribute to filmmaker Oliver Stone, who will introduce Snowden.

Tremblay, who has made several films since Room, is not the only Canadian representation at this year’s festival.

Regina’s Tatiana Maslany appears in two films in competition at Los Cabos — Kim Nguyen’s Two Lovers and a Bear and Joey Klein’s The Other Half.

Also in competition is Operation Avalanche, a Toronto-shot film that premiered last January at Sundance before doing the worldwide festival circuit. A Canada-U.S. co-production, it was directed and co-written by Matt Johnson, who also stars in the film.

In the Mexico Primero programme, Juan Andrés Arango’ X500 — a Canada-Mexico-Colombia co-production that was partly filmed in Montreal — will have its Latin American premiere.

Last year’s Los Cabos festival attracted Canadian filmmakers Jean-Marc Vallée and Atom Egoyan.

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