SIN NOMBRE (Cary Joji Fukunaga, 2009)

Californian writer-director Cary Joji Fukunaga’s feature debut (best director, Edinburgh, Sundance), Sin Nombre—The Nameless—signals by its title that its two teenaged protagonists, northward-bound from Central America to the States on a hopped freight train, represent countless others. Sayra (Paulina Gaitan) is from Tegucigalpa, Honduras; Willy (Edgar Flores, trenchant), from Tapachula, Mexico. Willy, whose gang nickname […]