Identifying Features (Sin Señas Particulares) / México/Spain (Director: Fernanda Valadez; Screenwriters: Fernanda Valadez and Astrid Rondero; Principal Cast: Mercedes Hernández, David Illescas, Juan Jesús Varela, Ana Laura Rodríguez, Laura Elena, Ibarra Xicoténcatl Ulloa. Magdalena hasn’t heard from her son in months—not since he left their town to cross the border into the United States. The authorities want her to sign her son’s death certificate, but an encounter with a bereaved parent makes Magdalena realize that she cannot live without knowing his fate. She begins an odyssey across Mexico, though areas of violence and desolation, chasing any available lead despite being warned not to publicly ask such questions. Along the way, she meets and travels with recently deported Miguel, who finds himself journeying home through a changed country. World Cinema Dramatic Competition.