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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

Drama

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 

Tucson Cine Mexico tickets are always free. Please note that when you reserve a ticket, it does not guarantee a seat. Seats will be allocated to ticket holders on a first-come, first served basis. It's not necessary to get a ticket but note that non ticket holders will be seated after ticket holders. 

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