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Song Without a Name

Director: Melina León
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The film deals with the horrifying reality of stolen children through the tale of a mother who is on a desperate search for her daughter and how journalists can help uncover deep-rooted corruption.
It screened in the Directors' Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival.
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2019/ Peru - Spain - USA97 min/ Drama
Original Title
Canción Sin Nombre
SYNOPSIS
Based on a true story, the film takes place in Peru, at the height of the political crisis of the 1980’s. Georgina is a young woman from the Andes whose newborn daughter is stolen at a fake health clinic. Her desperate search for the child leads her to the headquarters of a major newspaper, where she meets Pedro Campos, a lonely journalist who takes on the investigation.
CAST
Pamela Mendoza
Tommy Párraga
Lucio Rojas
Maykol Hernández
CREW
Screenwriter: Melina León
Michael J. White
DOP: Inti Briones
Editor: Melina León
Manuel Bauer
Antolín Prieto
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Production Company(ies)
La Vida Misma Films
MGC
La Mula Producciones
Bord Cadre Films
Producer(s)
Inti Briones
Melina León
Michael J. White
film festivals
Cannes Film Festival, France
Denver International Film Festival, USA
Huelva Latin American Film Festival, Spain
Lima Latin American Film Festival, Peru
Montréal Festival of New Cinema, Canada
FILMFEST MÜNCHEN - Munich International Film Festival, Germany
Palm Springs International Film Festival, USA
Stockholm International Film Festival, Sweden
Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece
Viña del Mar International Film Festival FICVIÑA, Chile
Santiago International Film Festival (SANFIC), Chile
Pingyao International Film Festival, China
Mumbai Film Festival, India
Luxembourg City Film Festival, Luxembourg
Jerusalem Film Festival, Palestine
Glasgow Film Festival, UK
El Gouna Film Festival, Egypt
Sydney Film Festival, Australia
New Zealand International Film Festival, New Zealand
Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF), Australia
Cine Ceará - Festival Ibero-americano de Cinema, Brazil
Boston Latino International Film Festival, USA
Latin American Film Festival “LA PELÍCULA”, Romania
Festival de Cinéma de la Ville de Québec, Canada
!f Istanbul Independent Film Festival, Turkey
Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada
New York Film Festival, USA
Festival Internacional de Cine Fine Arts (FICFA), Dominican Republic
Milano Film Festival, Italy
FICUNAM – Festival Internacional de Cine UNAM, Mexico
Biarritz Festival Latin America, France
Chennai International Film Festival, India
Festival do Rio, Brazil
Festival de Cine de La Habana, Cuba
Filmfest Hamburg, Germany
Around the World in 14 Films, Germany
Festival Peliculatina, Belgium
International Film Festival of India (IFFI), India
Heimspiel Filmfest, Germany
Kolkata International Film Festival, India
Cork International Film Festival, Ireland
Días de Cine, Germany
Film from the South, Norway
HIFF - Hawai'i International Film Festival, USA
Festival de Cine Arica Nativa, Chile
Braunschweig International Film Festival, Germany
Scottsdale International Film Festival, USA
FilmBath Festival, UK
Valladolid International Film Festival – Seminci, Spain
Milwaukee Film Festival, USA
Philadelphia Film Festival, USA
Miami Film Festival GEMS, USA
Hamptons International Film Festival, USA
Film Fest Gent, Belgium
Tournai Ramdam Festival, Belgium
International Film Festival Rotterdam - IFFR, Netherlands
Melbourne Filmoteca, Australia
Punta del Este, Uruguay
Bengaluru International Film Festival, India
Stockholm Feminist Film Festival, Sweden
Bergamo Film Meeting, Italy
Berlin Feminist Film Week, Germany
¡Viva! Spanish & Latin American Festival, UK
Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG), Mexico
Imagem Dos Povos, Brazil
Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena de Indias- FICCI, Colombia
Cine Latino - Bergen International Film Festival, Norway
New Directors/New Films, USA
Vilnius International Film Festival (Vilnius IFF) Kino Pavasaris, Lithuania
Movies that Matter Film Festival, Netherlands
Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF), USA
ZINEXIT, Spain
Donostia-San Sebastian Human Rights Film Festival, Spain
Festival Ternium de Cine Latinoamericano (FTCL), Mexico
International Film Festival Panama (IFF Panama), Panamá
Festival Méditerranéen d'Al Hoceima, Morocco
CINELATINO Tuebingen, Germany
Imagineindia Film Festival, Spain
China Women's Film Festival, Hong Kong
Innsbruck International Film Festival, Austria
Taipei Film Festival, Taiwan
SIWFF Seoul International Women's Film Festival, South Korea
Skopje Film Festival, Macedonia
ICA Art Cinema, UK
film awards
Krzysztof Kieslowski Award for Best Film at the Denver International Film Festival, USA
Golden Colon for Best Film, Silver Colon for Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Film directed by a Woman, and Best Artistic and Technical Contribution at the Huelva Latin American Film Festival, Spain
Best Film at the Biarritz Festival Latin America, France
Best Film at the Festival de Cine de La Habana, Cuba
Best Opera Prima at the Festival Internacional de Cine Fine Arts (FICFA), Dominican Republic
Best Film at the !f Istanbul Independent Film Festival, Turkey
Best Narrative Film at the Boston Latino International Film Festival, USA
Best Peruvian Film, Special Mention, Best Script, and Best Film at the Lima Latin American Film Festival, Peru
Best Film at the Santiago International Film Festival (SANFIC), Chile
Best Film - "Mirada Universitaria", Best Cinematography, and Best Soundtrack at the Cine Ceará - Festival Ibero-americano de Cinema, Brazil
Best Director and Prix de l'innovation Daniel Langlois at the Montréal Festival of New Cinema, Canada
CineVision Award for Best Film by an Emerging Director at the FILMFEST MÜNCHEN - Munich International Film Festival, Germany
Public Award at the FICUNAM – Festival Internacional de Cine UNAM, Mexico
New Voices/New Visions Grand Jury Prize at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, USA
Bronze Horse Award for Best Film and Best Cinematography at the Stockholm International Film Festival, Sweden
Best Director and Mermaid Award - Special Mention at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece
Best Film and Special Jury Award at the Viña del Mar International Film Festival FICVIÑA, Chile
Quotes
"A potent account of a period in Peruvian history which has left scars which persist to this day." Wendy Ide - Screen Daily

"Melina León's solemn, stylish debut feature dramatizes a true-life case of Peruvian baby trafficking with considerable cinematic imagination." Guy Lodge - Variety