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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
film festivals Cannes Film Festival, France
film festivals Denver International Film Festival, USA
film festivals Huelva Latin American Film Festival, Spain
film festivals Lima Latin American Film Festival, Peru
film festivals Montréal Festival of New Cinema, Canada
film festivals FILMFEST MÜNCHEN - Munich International Film Festival, Germany
film festivals Palm Springs International Film Festival, USA
film festivals Stockholm International Film Festival, Sweden
film festivals Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece
film festivals Viña del Mar International Film Festival FICVIÑA, Chile
film festivals Santiago International Film Festival (SANFIC), Chile
film festivals Pingyao International Film Festival, China
film festivals Mumbai Film Festival, India
film festivals Luxembourg City Film Festival, Luxembourg
film festivals Jerusalem Film Festival, Palestine
film festivals Glasgow Film Festival, UK
film festivals El Gouna Film Festival, Egypt
film festivals Sydney Film Festival, Australia
film festivals New Zealand International Film Festival, New Zealand
film festivals Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF), Australia
film festivals Cine Ceará - Festival Ibero-americano de Cinema, Brazil
film festivals Boston Latino International Film Festival, USA
film festivals Latin American Film Festival “LA PELÍCULA”, Romania
film festivals Festival de Cinéma de la Ville de Québec, Canada
film festivals !f Istanbul Independent Film Festival, Turkey
film festivals Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada
film festivals New York Film Festival, USA
film festivals Festival Internacional de Cine Fine Arts (FICFA), Dominican Republic
film festivals Milano Film Festival, Italy
film festivals FICUNAM – Festival Internacional de Cine UNAM, Mexico
film festivals Biarritz Festival Latin America, France
film festivals Chennai International Film Festival, India
film festivals Festival do Rio, Brazil
film festivals Festival de Cine de La Habana, Cuba
film festivals Filmfest Hamburg, Germany
film festivals Around the World in 14 Films, Germany
film festivals Festival Peliculatina, Belgium
film festivals International Film Festival of India (IFFI), India
film festivals Heimspiel Filmfest, Germany
film festivals Kolkata International Film Festival, India
film festivals Cork International Film Festival, Ireland
film festivals Días de Cine, Germany
film festivals Film from the South, Norway
film festivals HIFF - Hawai'i International Film Festival, USA
film festivals Festival de Cine Arica Nativa, Chile
film festivals Braunschweig International Film Festival, Germany
film festivals Scottsdale International Film Festival, USA
film festivals FilmBath Festival, UK
film festivals Valladolid International Film Festival – Seminci, Spain
film festivals Milwaukee Film Festival, USA
film festivals Philadelphia Film Festival, USA
film festivals Miami Film Festival GEMS, USA
film festivals Hamptons International Film Festival, USA
film festivals Film Fest Gent, Belgium
film festivals Tournai Ramdam Festival, Belgium
film festivals International Film Festival Rotterdam - IFFR, Netherlands
film festivals Melbourne Filmoteca, Australia
film festivals Punta del Este, Uruguay
film festivals Bengaluru International Film Festival, India
film festivals Stockholm Feminist Film Festival, Sweden
film festivals Bergamo Film Meeting, Italy
film festivals Berlin Feminist Film Week, Germany
film festivals ¡Viva! Spanish & Latin American Festival, UK
film festivals Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG), Mexico
film festivals Imagem Dos Povos, Brazil
film festivals Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena de Indias- FICCI, Colombia
film festivals Cine Latino - Bergen International Film Festival, Norway
film festivals New Directors/New Films, USA
film festivals Vilnius International Film Festival (Vilnius IFF) Kino Pavasaris, Lithuania
film festivals Movies that Matter Film Festival, Netherlands
film festivals Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF), USA
film festivals ZINEXIT, Spain
film festivals Donostia-San Sebastian Human Rights Film Festival, Spain
film festivals Festival Ternium de Cine Latinoamericano (FTCL), Mexico
film festivals International Film Festival Panama (IFF Panama), Panamá
film festivals Festival Méditerranéen d'Al Hoceima, Morocco
film festivals CINELATINO Tuebingen, Germany
film festivals Imagineindia Film Festival, Spain
film festivals China Women's Film Festival, Hong Kong
film festivals Innsbruck International Film Festival, Austria
film festivals Taipei Film Festival, Taiwan
film festivals SIWFF Seoul International Women's Film Festival, South Korea
film festivals Skopje Film Festival, Macedonia
film festivals ICA Art Cinema, UK
film awards
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