Making its world premiere at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, Sin Nombre is an epic dramatic thriller from award-winning director Cary Fukunaga.
Seeking the promise of America, a beautiful young Honduran woman, Sayra (Paulina Gaytan), joins her father and uncle on an odyssey to cross the gauntlet of the Latin American countryside en route to the United States. Along the way she crosses paths with a teenaged Mexican gang member, El Casper (Edgar M. Flores), who is maneuvering to outrun his violent past and elude his unforgiving former associates. Together they must rely on faith, trust and street smarts if they are to survive their increasingly perilous journey towards the hope of new lives.
The film won the 2009 Sundance U.S. Dramatic Directing Award and also the U.S. Dramatic Excellence in Cinematography Award.
Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times says: “4 stars! Riveting from start to finish! An extraordinary debut by Writer/Director Cary Fukunaga. A remarkable film.”