Song Without a Name
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Song Without A Name

May 1-31

Melina León's beautifully composed Peruvian drama follows a woman whose baby was stolen from her after childbirth.

20/21 Hop Film

SONG WITHOUT A NAME by Melina León | Trailer | GeoMovies


Based on harrowing true events, Song 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). This "Kafkaesque thriller" (The Hollywood Reporter) unflinchingly depicts real-life, stranger-than-fiction tragedies with poetic beauty. D: Melina León, Peru, subtitled, 2019, 1h37m.

"shot, scored and styled like the most beautiful of bad dreams."
—Variety

"an intimately painful and quite terrifying drama" 
—The Guardian

This event occurred as part of the 20/21 Hop Film season. This is an archived view.

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