Song Without a Name

Fall Foreign Film Series ~ Song Without a Name

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
  • Library Hall
Based on harrowing true events, an award-winning thriller from Peru by director Melina León – nominated for Cannes Film Festival's Caméra d'Or

Masks are required to attend this live event in Library Hall.

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, 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). Song Without a Name is a "Kafkaesque thriller" (The Hollywood Reporter) that unflinchingly depicts real-life, stranger-than fiction tragedies with poetic beauty.

Screens in Spanish and Quechua with English subtitles

Run Time: 

97 min.