Los Cabos Film Festival 2019
Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, México.
Yalitza Aparicio and Robert De Niro were this year’s 8th Annual Los Cabos Film Festival headline Hollywood personalities to usher in the newest edition of this spectacular event that began on November 13th and concluded its festivities on Sunday the 17th.
Both actors appearance at the red carpet opening ceremonies drew the loudest cheers. The Mexican actress, Yalitza Aparicio, was recognized with the organizations initiative of the “Fantastic Women”, which primarily, is why Yalitza made her first visit to the tourist destination of Los Cabos, which she described as a wonderful place.
For his part, Robert De Niro directed a few words at the audience, ensuring that he is happy to be at the festival and hoping they enjoy the work done in the film, “The Irishman Film”, which took many years to complete and was directed by DeNiro longtime friend, Martin Scorsese.
Their first film together as actor and director was 1976 “Taxi”, followed by New York, New York (1977), Raging Bull (1980), The King of Comedy (1983), Good Fellas (1990), Cape Fear (1991), and Casino (1995), before the 29-year span in which they did not make any films together. The 76-year old DeNiros career of appearing in more than 100 films overshadows the young film resume of 25-year old, Yalitza Aparicio, whose list of appearances is limited to her role in “Roma”. Born in Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca, Aparicio was raised by a single mother who worked as a maid, and Aparicio’s portrayal as a maid in “Roma” has earned her the first Indigenous American woman and the second Mexican woman to receive a Best Actress Oscar nomination, following Salma Hayek for her role in 2002’s Frida. Her Oscar nomination has propelled Aparicio to world-wide fame and acclaim, appearing on the cover of Vogue México and Vanity Fair’s, Hollywood issue.
By Fernando Rodriguez