“Song without a name”, the debut feature by the filmmaker Melina León, inspired by real events, will be presented in the Directors' Fortnight.
If there's one place all filmmakers want to go to, it's the Cannes Film Festival. Not only is it one of the most glamorous events in the film industry, but it is also a prestigious recognition for the best movies in the world. This is why the participation of the Peruvian film 'Song without a name', by Peruvian filmmaker Melina León, as part of the official program of the 51st edition of the Directors' Fortnight, an event parallel to the Cannes Film Festival, is news to celebrate.
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The film that will represent Peru is set in the midst of the economic crisis and the rise of the internal armed conflict in the 1980s. It tells the story of Georgina Condori (Pamela Mendoza), a woman whose newborn baby disappears from a fake clinic. In the midst of the political chaos of the time, Pedro Campos (Tommy Párraga), a young journalist from Lima, takes on the investigation and, together with Georgina, undertake the desperate search.
Paolo Moretti, artistic director of the Cannes Directors' Fortnight, announced the selection and described the Peruvian film as "a debut feature, both intimate and political, with a precise and visually sumptuous mise en scène; a beautiful discovery”.
It should be remembered that 'Song without a name' won the Ministry of Culture's National Fiction Feature Film Project Competition in 2014 and received support from the Ibermedia Program for Co-production in 2015. It also received the "Cinema of Tomorrow" award.
The last Peruvian film presented at Cannes was October (Daniel and Diego Vega), which won the Prize of the Jury in the Official Un Certain regard Section in 2010.
Founded in 1969, the Directors' Fortnight is a parallel section of the Cannes Film Festival, the most prestigious in the world and that, throughout its history, has presented the work of renowned directors such as Michael Haneke, Claire Denis, George Lucas, Raúl Ruiz, Bruno Dumont, among others.
The 51st edition of the Directors' Fortnight will take place from 15 to 25 May 2019, in the French city of Cannes.
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