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Song Without a Name (Canción sin nombre)

Available to rent Nov 6 - Dec 4
Directed by Melina León
2019, Peru/Spain/USA, 97 min
Spanish & Quechua with English subtitles

This title is available to rent via Cinematheque at Home. This is not only an opportunity for our patrons to see new cinema, but is an important way that they can continue to support independent film during this pandemic with 50% of all sales supporting our theatre.

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).

Reviews

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

– Guy Lodge, Variety

More visual poem than polemical docu-drama, Song Without a Name [...] is above all an exquisite audiovisual experience.

– Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter

 It’s a gripping story that in a Hollywood film would be wrapped up neatly and upliftingly. That’s not the case here, and the overall sombre effect is incidentally rather different from Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma.

– Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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