Melina León is a Peruvian director based in Lima and New York. Her opera prima Canción sin Nombre premiered at the 51st Director’s Fortnight, Cannes 2019.
The film is inspired by a true account of child trafficking originally reported by Ismael Leon, her father. Photographed by Inti Briones, the film won the Cinevision Award 2019 at the Munich Film Festival.
An MFA film graduate of Columbia University, her short film El Paraíso de Lili (Lili’s Paradise) made its international debut at the New York Film Festival winning eleven awards at over twenty international festivals, including “Best Latin American Film” at the Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival.