Identifying Features (Sin señas particulares)

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Ticket Prices
General Public:$12.00
Members:$9.00
Film Info
Original Title:Sin señas particulares
Program:New Releases
Virtual Cinema
Tags:Women Directors
Social Justice
Latino/Hispanic/Iberian
Drama
Immigration
Crime
Human Rights
Family Drama
Suspense
Release Year:2020
Runtime:97 min
Country/Region:Mexico
Festivals & Awards:Sundance Film Festival - Special Jury Award
Best Screenplay + Audience Award
World Cinema Dramatic
Language:Spanish
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Kino Lorber
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMUypshyFKE
Cast/Crew
Director:Fernanda Valadez
Producer:Astrid Rondero
Fernanda Valadez
Jack Zagha
Yossy Zagha
Cinematographer:Claudia Becerril
Screenwriter:Fernanda Valadez
Astrid Rondero
Editor:Fernanda Valadez
Astrid Rondero
Susan Korda
Composer:Clarice Jensen
Principal Cast:Mercedes Hernández
David Illescas
Juan Jesús Varela
Ana Laura Rodríguez
Laura Elena Ibarra
Xicoténcatl Ulloa

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NOW SHOWING IN MSP FILM'S VIRTUAL CINEMA

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About the Film

Winner of the Gotham Award for Best International Film and the Audience Award and Best Screenplay prize at the Sundance Film Festival.

Middle-aged Magdalena (Mercedes Hernandez) has lost contact with her son after he took off with a friend from their town of Guanajuato to cross the border into the U.S., hopeful to find work. Desperate to find out what happened to him—and to know whether or not he’s even alive—she embarks on an ever-expanding and increasingly dangerous journey to discover the truth. At the same time, a young man named Miguel (David Illescas) has returned to Mexico after being deported from the U.S., and eventually his path converges with Magdalena’s. From this simple but urgent premise, director Fernanda Valadez has crafted a lyrical, suspenseful slow burn, equally constructed of moments of beauty and horror, and which leads to a startling, shattering conclusion.


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Press

"Combines stunning cinematography, evocative sound design and hints of magical realism to create a visionary work of devastating power." —Anjana Janardhan, Sight & Sound

"Speaks volumes of the boundaries of the human heart and of the undeniable qualities of this director, who should be watched with interest." —Fabien Lemercier, Cineuropa



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