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Identifying Features

Sin Señas Particulares

Rating: NC16 (Some Coarse Language)

Synopsis

Magdalena’s son disappears while trying to enter the United States. Not acknowledging his death, she retraces his steps to seek the truth. Along the way she meets Miguel, recently deported from the US and returning to a home that is no more. In the borderlands that their search takes them through, peril is understood yet seldom recognisable, while the kindness of strangers exists alongside devilish aggressors.

Fernanda Valadez looks beyond ruin to embrace a visual signature of distortions and apparitions, never far from our incendiary reality. Rounded off by unyieldingly stoic performances and Clarice Jensen’s haunting score, this smouldering thriller both retells and resists the extremes of a humanitarian crisis.

2020 Sundance Film Festival

Audience Award

World Cinema Dramatic and Special

Jury Award for Best Screenplay

Details

Director:

Fernanda Valadez

Country:

Mexico, Spain

Duration:

97 Mins

Rating:

NC16 (Some Coarse Language)

Year:

2020

Language(s):

Spanish, Zapoteco

Showtimes

Cinema

30 Nov 2020, Monday, 6:30pm

Oldham Theatre

04 Dec 2020, Friday, 3:30pm

Oldham Theatre

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Film Credits

Director

Director and producer Fernanda Valadez’s first short film, De Este Mundo (2010), received the Best Short Film Award at Guanajuato Film Festival. Identifying Features, her feature debut, won the Audience Award and Jury Screenplay Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. She is currently writing her next feature, Rambler.

Cast & Crew

Producer:

Astrid Rondero

Cast:

Mercedes Hernández
David Illescas
Juan Jesús Varela

Company:

Alpha Violet