SONG WITHOUT A NAME
CANCIÓN SIN NOMBRE
2019, Melina León, Peru/Spain/USA, 97 min.
With Pamela Mendoza, Tommy Párraga
"Styled like the most beautiful of bad dreams...mesmerizing, steeped in local lore, rituals and haunting traditional music."--Guy Lodge, Variety
"Kafkaesque thriller of crime and corruption...with gorgeous monochrome visuals and rich musical layers, the film is evidence of a strong new directorial voice, ear and eye."--Stephen Dalton, Hollywood Reporter
SONG WITHOUT A NAME tells the story of Georgina (Mendoza), an indigenous Andean woman whose newborn baby is whisked away moments after its birth in a downtown Lima clinic - and never returned. Stonewalled by a byzantine and indifferent legal system, Georgina approaches journalist Pedro Campas (Párraga), who uncovers a web of fake clinics and abductions - suggesting a rotting corruption deep within Peruvian society. Set in 1988, in a Peru wracked by political violence and turmoil, Melina León’s heart-wrenching and multi-award-winning first feature renders Georgina's story in gorgeous, shadowy black-and-white cinematography. In Quechua and Spanish with English subtitles. (Description courtesy of Film Movement)
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