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 Campos, 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).
Premiering in the Directors' Fortnight section at the Cannes Film Festival, SONG WITHOUT A NAME was selected as the Peruvian official entry for Best International Feature Film at the 93rd Academy Awards.
DIRECTED BY MELINA LEÓN
PERU, SPAIN, UNITED STATES | 2019 | SPANISH, QUECHUA WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES