Thursday, March 30, 2:00pm
Student Union Movie Theater, UNC Charlotte Main Campus
Director Héctor Gálvez
Perú, 2014, 99 min.
Spanish with English subtitles
The Spanish Film Club series was made possible with the support of Pragda, SPAIN arts & culture and the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain.
Additional sponsor is the UNC Charlotte Spanish Club (CEPA).
Introduction by Dr. David Dalton, Assistant Professor of Spanish, UNC Charlotte. Discussion will follow screening.
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?
“A fury for crimes unpunished bristles in the film, but Gálvez attains his objectives through his mix of suppressed emotions (mirroring the helplessness of his subjects), rigorous formalism and – most importantly – a sense of empathy and humanity slowly unveiled from within his characters.” – Clarence Tsui, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
“An engrossing, expertly paced tale that portrays a range of emotions about how to deal with pain and injustice, and examines whether peace of mind is more important than fact.” – Miguel Pendás, SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.