Spanish with English subtitles.
September 12 | Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, SFU Woodward's
Free Admission (with $2 VLAFF Membership).
Admission is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Doors open approximately 30 minutes prior to the screening.
A Peruvian forensic team, tasked with exhuming the remains of a group of people who were made to “disappear” some 25 years earlier, finds an unexpected additional John Doe [NN (Non Nomine)], the only clue being a small photograph of a woman found on his person. Fidel undertakes the long, complicated work of identifying the body, and must navigate the still-raw emotions of the families of the disappeared. Director Héctor Gálvez takes a nuanced, heartfelt look at the raw humanity behind a country’s efforts to come to terms with a dark chapter in its history. Palm Springs International FIlm Festival
“NN is an engaging tale of the personal and political clashing, of repressed pasts looming large over a murky present, of history catching up with reality – and all delivered on a very human scale.” Clarence Tsui, The Hollywood Reporter
Los restos de un varón desaparecido hace más de veinte años han sido exhumados pero nadie los reclama. Ahora con lo único que cuenta para ser identificado es la fotografía de una chica sonriente hallada debajo de su camisa. Sólo una fotografía borrosa, fijación de un tiempo y una memoria.
NOTA: NN es la calificación que reciben los cuerpos que por distintas causas no pueden ser reconocidos ni identificados.
Héctor Gálvez (b. 1974, Lima, Peru) co-directed the documentary feature Lucanamarca, which premiered at the International Documentary Festival IDFA in Amsterdam in 2008. Paraíso (2009), his first fiction feature film, had its world premiere at the 2009 Venice Film Festival.
Director/Writer: Héctor Gálvez
Producers: Héctor Gálvez, Enid Campos
Cinematographer: Mario Bassino
Editor: Eric Williams
Cast: Paul Vega, Isabel Gaona, Antonieta Pari, Lucho Cáceres