Cannes Directors’ Fortnight selection 'Song Without A Name' finds US home (exclusive)

Screen | 7/22/2019 | Jeremy Kay
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Melina Léon’s Peruvian Cannes Directors’ Fortnight selection and child trafficking drama Song Without A Name (Cancion Sin Nombre) has landed a North American distribution deal with Film Movement.

The Cannes Golden Camera nominee and recent winner of the CineVision Award at the Munich Film Festival will open theatrically towards the end of this year followed by home entertainment and digital release. Film Movement brokered the deal with Luxbox.

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Léon’s feature debut is inspired by events in her country in the 1980s, and centres on Georgina (Pamela Mendoza), a young woman from the Andes whose newborn daughter vanishes after a health check. Georgina enlists the help of journalist Pedro Campos (Tommy Párraga) to investigate.

Léon’s father, journalist Ismael Léon, first uncovered the child trafficking in the 1980s.

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“Leon artfully brings a little known true story to light in this Kafka-esque thriller,” said Film Movement president Michael Rosenberg. “And though it’s set in the 80s, its subjects – child trafficking, human and indigenous rights, the importance of a free press – are still hot button, ripped-from-the headlines topics in 2019. We’re excited to introduce this exceptionally talented new director to North American audiences in the coming year.”

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