From August 26th to August 30th, the 49th edition of the MOLODIST Kyiv Film Festival took place online. The Ecumenical Jury, appointed by SIGNIS and INTERFILM, awarded prizes in the competition for full-length films, short films and student films.
In the full-length film category, the Ecumenical Jury gave its prize to Canción sin nombre (Song Without a Name) by Melina León (Peru, Spain, USA, 2019). Director Melina Leon’s monochrome drama is set in Peru in the late 1980-ies at the height of the civil war. It is a true-life case of a young pregnant indigenous woman,who is preyed upon by baby traffickers setting up transient fake maternity clinics. Assisted by a journalist form Lima in the search for her baby and justice, the film illustrates by frequent close-ups on Georgina’s face and a lonesome guitar score the worldwide suffering and struggle of mothers in a hostile surrounding.