Melina León's debut feature Song Without a Name (Canción Sin Nombre) has officially been submitted as Peru's 2021 Academy Awards candidate in the International Feature Film competition.
Melina León is the first female Pervuian director to play Cannes and this her debut feature went on to be nominated for the prestigious Golden Camera at the festival. Not only is Song Without a Name, bruisingly evocative and moving, it's an important film inspired by a true story of human trafficking.
Song Without a Name (Canción Sin Nombre) is set in Peru in 1988. The country is in the grip of a devastating political crisis. Georgina, a young woman from the Andes, has her newborn daughter stolen, after giving birth at a fake health clinic. The 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.
Song Without A Name is available exclusively on Curzon Home Cinema. See the trailer above.