SONG WITHOUT A NAME

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SONG WITHOUT A NAME
Director: 
Melina León
Country: 
Peru | Spain | USA | Chile
Year: 
2019
Runtime: 
97 minutes

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This is a very tough watch, all but unbearable, but it has tragic force.

Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

This is a really powerful movie... There's a folkloric quality, but it doesn't aestheticize the pain that these people are going through.

Peter Rainer, FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)

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.