Edgar Nito’s film will be screened at the Guanajuato Inaugural Gala
After the protocol ceremony and red carpet that will mark the official opening of this second stage of the Guanajuato International Film Festival, we will be graced with the presence of director Edgar Nito, the director of The Gasoline Thieves, at 9:00 p.m. in the State Auditorium.
The Gasoline Thieves, which is part of this year’s Official Selection of Mexican Feature Films, tells the story of Lalo, a fourteen-year-old farmer who has a crush on his classmate Ana. In an effort to gain her affection, he decides to buy her the latest smartphone. Desperate for cash, Lalo turns to the local criminals who extract gasoline from government pipelines. His plan fails when he realizes that one of them feels something for Ana.
Edgar Nito was born in Irapuato in 1986. He graduated with honors from the CCC in Mexico City. In 2011, his film Y volveré… won Best Short Film at the Guanajuato International Film Festival. In 2015, his thesis film Masacre en San José won awards for Best Director, Best Latin American Short Film, Best Short Film, Best Cinematography and Best Mexican Short Film at the Morbido Film Festival, Screamfest LA, Macabro Film Festival and the Ferato Film Festival . The Gasoline Thieves, a co-production between Mexico, Spain, the United States and the United Kingdom, is his first feature film.
We invite you to attend this inaugural screening that opens the doors for the best of world cinema to reach the unforgettable streets of our state capital.