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The Irishman

The Latin American premiere of Irishman will open the eighth edition of Los Cabos International Film Festival on November 13.

Martin Scorsese’s mob drama will open theatrically in Mexico on November 15 prior to its launch on Netflix on November 27.

Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci star in the saga of organized crime in post-war America told through the eyes of Frank Sheeran, the titular hustler turned hitman who is believed to be behind the disappearance of union boss Jimmy Hoffa.

“We are proud to present the Latin American premiere of The Irishman, the recent film from one of the most influential filmmakers in World Cinema and to collaborate with Netflix to have this emblematic work on the Festival’s screens and in Los Cabos,” said festival artistic director Maru Garzón, and executive director Alejandra Paulín.

The Irishman producer Gaston Pavlovich, who worked with Scorsese on Silence, was instrumental in brining the film to Los Cabos. The festival is set to run from November 13-17.

Last year when Netflix arranged for Roma to open in theatres before it debuted on the platform, there was such demand for the film it led to exhibitors complaining the exclusive window was not long enough.