Song Without a Name

97 min
FilmColumbia 2019
Saturday, October 26
2:15pm
Crandell Theatre
Play

This debut film directed by Melina Leon is a stunning achievement. Based on actual events—baby-trafficking in Peru—Song Without a Name, tells the story of an Andean peasant woman who goes to the city to give birth in safety at a “real” clinic, only to discover that… Set in the era of the Shining Path terrors, with a beguiling bow to indigenous Quecha customs, the film is a Kafkaesque thriller slash reverie, at once sad and astonishing. Played the Cannes Film Festival.

Directed Melina Leon; Written by Melina Leon and Michael J. White; 2019; Courtesy of Film Movement; Peru; In Quechua and Spanish with English subtitles; Cast: Pamela Mendoza, Lucio Rojas, Tommy Parraga. Runtime: 97 min.

directed by
Melina León
written by
Melina León, Michael J. White
with
Pamela Mendoza, Tommy Párraga, Lucio Rojas, Maykol Hernández
language
Quechua, Spanish (with English subtitles)
country
Peru, USA
production company
Film Movement