A black and white film about child trafficking in the 80s in Lima. It follows the story of Georgina Condori, a young mother whose newly born disappears from a fake clinic, and Pedro Campos, a young journalist who investigates the case. The film explores the late 1980s in Peru, when people were facing one of the worst financial and political crisis in history.
- CineVision Award - Filmfest München
- Best Film (Stockholm XXX Competition) - Stockholm FF
- Pamela Mendoza
- Tommy Párraga
- Lucio Rojas
- Maykol Hernández
- Ruth Armas
- Melina León
- Michael White
- Inti Briones
- Manuel Bauer
- Melina León
- Pauchi Sasaki
- LA VIDA MISMA FILMS
- TORCH FILMS
A marvellous debut and surely a strong candidate for the Caméra d’Or.
León’s world-building remains mesmerizing, steeped as it is in local lore, rituals and haunting traditional music.
From a very early age I fell in love with all kinds of artistic manifestations. Later on, I realized that film encompasses all of them. I think film expands our minds and emotions and our sense of beauty.
Melina León is a Peruvian director based in Lima and New York. An MFA film graduate of Columbia University, her short film LILI'S PARADISE (2009) made its international debut at the New York Film Festival winning eleven awards at over twenty international festivals, including Best Latin American Film at the Sao Paulo ISFF.
Her opera prima SONG WITHOUT A NAME (2019) premiered at Quinzaine des Réalisateurs and most recently won the CineVision Award at FF Filmfest München. The film was inspired by a true account of child trafficking originally reported by Ismael Leon, her father.