“Reel” Latin America: the 23rd Latin American Film Festival Presents "NN (Non nomine)/NN: sin identidad"
|When||Oct 13, 2016|
|Contact Name||Mikal Forbush|
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Peru’s submission to the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, NN is a compelling drama that won filmmaker Héctor Gálvez the Best Director Award at the Cartagena Film Festival for this powerful, nuanced look at a country’s efforts to come to terms with a dark chapter in its history.
A group of forensic anthropologists digs up the corpses of eight people who disappeared without a trace 20 years ago during a violent political period in Peru. Among them, they find a ninth unidentified corpse. The only thing that can lead to the identity of the man is the vague photo of a smiling girl found in his shirt’s pocket.
Fidel, a thoughtful investigator fascinated by the case, struggles to maintain a scientific approach to his work when a lonely widow shows up convinced this NN (Non Nomine) is her disappeared husband. Should he conduct a thorough investigation that may leave the widow’s plea unanswered or grant her the closure she has been searching for decades?
Synopsis from From Pragda, Spanish Film Club promotional site.
Introduction given by Prof. Enid Trucios-Haynes, Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice