Filmfest 2019

German Age Rating

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Peru, at the height of the political crisis of the 1980s. Georgina is a young woman from the Andes whose newborn daughter is stolen at a fake health clinic. Her desperate search for the child leads her to the headquarters of a major newspaper, where she meets Pedro Campos, a lonely journalist who takes on the investigation. Based on a true story.

tags: Women, Latin America, Motherhood, Feature film, Crime/Murder

Cast: Pamela Mendoza Arpi, Tommy Párraga, Lucio Rojas, Maykol Hernández, Lidia Quispe


Screenplay: Melina León, Michael J. White

Director of Photography: Inti Briones

Film Editor: Melina León, Manuel Bauer, Antolín Prieto

Composer: Pauchi Sasaki

Sound: Pablo Rivas

Producer: Inti Briones, Melina León, Michael J.White, Jesus Pimentel, Tim Hobbs, Ori Dov Gratch

Production Company: La Vida Misma Films

Co-Producer: Andreas Roald, Dan Wechsler, Jamal Zeinal Zade, Rafael Álvarez

Co-Production Company: MGC, La Mula Producciones, Bord Cadre Films

World Sales: Luxbox

Director: Melina León


Melina León studied film and video at the University of Lima and film directing at Columbia University in New York. Her short film EL PARAÍSO DE LILI (2009) was shown at more than 20 festivals and received 11 awards. Her debut film SONG WITHOUT A NAME, shown at the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs in Cannes, made her the first Peruvian director invited to the Cannes Film Festival.