Director: Melina León
Starring: Pamela Mendoza, Tommy Párraga
Available to stream at home from Thursday 15 April
Melina León‘s unique and heartfelt debut feature Song Without a Name (Canción Sin Nombre) saw her become the first female Pervuian director to screen at Cannes and has been selected as Peru’s entry to this year’s Academy Awards.
Bruisingly evocative and moving, Song Without A Name is inspired by a true story of human trafficking in Peru, 1988.
The country is in the grip of a devastating political crisis when a young woman unknowingly gives birth at a fake health clinic and her newborn daughter is stolen from her. Georgina’s desperate search for her baby leads her to Pedro, a young and tenacious investigative journalist who will stop at nothing to get to the truth.
Beautifully filmed in stark black and white, Song Without A Name features poignant performances from newcomer Pamela Mendoza as the beleaguered mother and Tommy Párraga as the journalist hitting endless dead ends, as he burrows into the corruption of a country in turmoil.
A searing examination of class and the dehumanising effects of politics, the devastating film is a race against the clock to track down Georgina’s stolen child. Fans of powerful investigations, like Spotlight, and stunning domestic dramas, such as Roma, will be enthralled by this assured and resonant debut.
★★★★★ “A WORK OF SINGULAR DELICACY, STARKLY BEAUTIFUL… AND PROFOUNDLY SAD” Total Film
★★★★ “A GRIPPING INVESTIGATION” Empire
Stream on demand for £9.99. You’ll have 48 hours to watch the film. 50% of the streaming fee goes towards supporting Northampton Filmhouse.
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