A vital platform for Mexican cinema in the U.S.
SIN SEÑAS PARTICULARES / IDENTIFYING FEATURES
ARIZONA PREMIERE AHEAD OF U.S. THEATRICAL RELEASE
Saturday, April 4, 9:00pm
Harkins Tucson Spectrum 18
Tucson Cine Mexico 2020 Jaguar Award Winner for Outstanding Directorial Debut
IN PERSON: DIRECTOR FERNANDA VALADEZ
Mexico/Spain, 2020, 1hr. 35mins.
Producers: Astrid Rondero, Fernanda Valadez, Jack Zagha Kababie, Yossy Zagha
Director: Fernanda Valadez
Writers: Fernanda Valadez, Astrid Rondero
Cinematographer: Claudia Becerril Bulos
Editor: Susan Korda, Fernanda Valadez, Astrid Rondero
Cast: Mercedes Hernández, David Illescas, Juan Jesús Varela
In Spanish with English subtitles
Fernanda Valadez’s powerful debut feature tells the story of Magdalena, who sets out on a journey in search of her son, who disappeared en route to the U.S. border. Traveling through desolate towns and landscapes she meets Miguel, a young man recently deported from the U.S. who is making his way home. The two accompany one another: Magdalena, looking for her son, and Miguel, eager to see his mother again, in a region traversed by both victims and aggressors. With impeccable cinematography and a mostly female crew, Identifying Features deftly delivers a powerful drama with a nail-biting climax, in the midst of a real-world humanitarian crisis.
World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Best Screenplay, Sundance Film Festival, 2020
World Cinema Dramatic Audience Award, Sundance Film Festival, 2020
A visionary work of devastating power —Sight & Sound
On every level, this is impressively accomplished cinema —Screen
Impressive… a confident, accomplished and distinctive feature directorial debut —Variety
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