Melina León is a Peruvian director based in Lima and New York. An MFA film graduate of Columbia University, her short film El Paraíso de Lili (Lili’s Paradise) premiered at the New York Film Festival and won 11 awards at over 20 international festivals, including Best Latin American Film at the Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival. Her debut feature, Canción sin nombre, is inspired by a true account of child trafficking originally reported by Ismael León, her father. It is supported by the Ministry of Culture of Peru, Ibermedia, the Jerome Foundation and ICAA (Spain) and was nominated to the Caméra d’Or in Cannes 2019.
Canción sin nombre (2019)
Peru, at the height of the political crisis of the 1980’s. 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. More