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Identifying Features
Identifying Features
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IDENTIFYING FEATURES

Sin señas particulares

Directed by Fernanda Valadez
Mexico, Spain, 2020
Drama

Synopsis

Magdalena makes a journey to find her son, who has disappeared on his way to the Mexican border with the United States. Her odyssey takes her to meet Miguel, a man recently deported from the US. They start to travel together, Magdalena looking for her son, and Miguel hoping to see his mother again.

Synopsis

Magdalena makes a journey to find her son, who has disappeared on his way to the Mexican border with the United States. Her odyssey takes her to meet Miguel, a man recently deported from the US. They start to travel together, Magdalena looking for her son, and Miguel hoping to see his mother again.

Our take

A lacerating examination of Mexico’s war on drugs, this piercing drama is the astonishing debut from Fernanda Valadez. Eschewing shock tactics for a perpetual howl of rage and sorrow, Identifying Features sifts through the detritus of a national tragedy, eking brutal poetry from its moral ruins.