Song Without a Name

  • 2019
  • 1h 37min
  • Directed by: Melina León
  • Cast: Pamela Mendoza, Tommy Párraga, Lucio Rojas

Georgina (Mendoza) is a pregnant Quechua woman in 1988 Peru, whose newborn baby is taken away from her; next day, the clinic where it happened has gone too. Based on a true story, it’s a bureaucratic nightmare that morphs into a detective story, and if it could have used fewer poetic flourishes and more political context, it’s dark, impressive and melancholy.

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Fortis Green Road, London, N10 3HP
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Song Without a Name

5 Mar 20204 stars

GFF 2020: Melina León steers this powerful Peruvian drama based on a real-life child trafficking scandal

Set in 1988, Song Without a Name is inspired by a child trafficking scandal that rocked Peru towards the end of the 20th century. Georgina Condori (Pamela Mendoza), a pregnant Quechua woman living on the outskirts of Lima, hears a radio ad promising…

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