Song Without a Name

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    Song Without a Name

    Canción sin nombre

    Directed by

    Peru

    2019

    97 min

    • Spanish

    Drama

    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.

    Awards

    • CineVision Award - Filmfest München

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Pamela Mendoza
    Tommy Párraga
    Lucio Rojas
    Maykol Hernández
    Ruth Armas
    Screenplay
    Melina León
    Michael White
    Cinematography
    Inti Briones
    Editing
    Manuel Bauer
    Melina León
    Music
    Pauchi Sasaki
    Production
    LA VIDA MISMA FILMS
    Production
    TORCH FILMS
    Sales
    LUXBOX

    Press

    A marvellous debut and surely a strong candidate for the Caméra d’Or.

    Kaleem Aftab, Cineuropa

    León’s world-building remains mesmerizing, steeped as it is in local lore, rituals and haunting traditional music.

    Guy Lodge, Variety

    Melina León

    Melina León

    Peru

    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.

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