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Sin señas particulares by Fernanda Valadez was presented at the 18th FICM

By: Gustavo R. Gallardo

Sin señas particulares (2020), by the filmmaker Fernanda Valadez, was presented during the 18th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM).

The film recounts Magdalena’s journey, a woman who for months has been looking for a son who went missing on the way to the border with the United States. Although she’s adviced to assume her son is dead, Magdalena doesn’t stop and travels through violent areas of modern Mexico in search of clues that will help her discover what happened to him.

Astrid Rondero y Fernanda Valadez

Astrid Rondero y Fernanda Valadez

“The film responds to the shock, to the unrest caused by the violence that began to emerge in Mexico more than a decade ago. I think it is an attempt to understand these phenomena that continue to happen and are cause for much reflection,” said the director.

“Fer wanted to talk about something broader, which has to do with how violence is actually touching all areas and all social layers,” the film’s producer and co-writer, Astrid Rondero, explained.

The movie starring Mercedes Hernández, David Illescas, Ana Laura Rodríguez and Juan Jesús Varela, is part of the Mexican Feature Film Selection of the festival and will be available for 24 hours at Cinépolis KLIC for free, from October 29 at 10:00 p.m.