Identifying Features

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Run Time: 95 min. Format: Online Virtual Ticket

“Equal parts odyssey, investigation, and descent, this eerily shattering dispatch from the heart of a grief-beset country… has the power to expand our notions of what a border story is.” — Los Angeles Times

Winner of the Gotham Award for Best International Film and the Audience Award and Best Screenplay prize at the Sundance Film Festival, IDENTIFYING FEATURES is an austere, gorgeously shot parable of chaos and loss in modern Mexico. Middle-aged Magdalena has lost contact with her son after he took off with a friend from their town of Guanajuato to cross the border into the U.S., hopeful to find work. Desperate to find out what happened to him—and to know whether or not he’s even alive—she embarks on an ever-expanding and increasingly dangerous journey to discover the truth. At the same time, a young man named Miguel has returned to Mexico after being deported from the U.S., and eventually, his path converges with Magdalena’s. From this simple but urgent premise, breakout director Fernanda Valadez has crafted a lyrical, suspenseful slow burn, equally constructed of moments of beauty and horror, and which leads to a startling, shattering conclusion.

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