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Based on harrowing true events, SONG WITHOUT A NAME tells the story of Georgina, 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, 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 first feature renders Georgina's story in gorgeous, shadowy black-and-white cinematography, "styled like the most beautiful of bad dreams" (Variety). SONG WITHOUT A NAME is a "Kafkaesque thriller" (The Hollywood Reporter) that unflinchingly depicts real-life, stranger-than fiction tragedies with poetic beauty.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    97 min
  • Language
  • Country
  • Premiere
    Directors’ Fortnight selection at Cannes 2019
  • Rating
    Not Rated
  • Director
    Melina León
  • Screenwriter
    Melina León, Michael J. White
  • Producer
    Inti Briones, Melina León, Michael J. White
  • Co-Producer
    Rolando Toledo, Rafael Álvarez, Patrick Bencomo, Andreas Roald, Dan Wechsler, Jamal Zeinal-Zade
  • Filmmaker
    Melina León
  • Cast
    Pamela Mendoz, Tommy Párraga, Lucio Rojas, Maykol Hernández, Lidia Quispe
  • Cinematographer
    Inti Briones
  • Editor
    Melina León, Manuel Bauer, Antolín Prieto
  • Composer
    Pauchi Sasaki
  • Sound Design
    Pablo Rivas