Above: An image from Sin Nombre (click below to enlarge)
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Above you will see a brand new image from the buzzed-about dramatic thriller Sin Nombre, directed by the very talented Cary Joji Fukunaga. I've watched at least one of Cary's short films and he's definitely an emerging director who I know we'll see plenty from in the future (trust me -- remember that name). From the Sundance site: "A social-political thriller in the tradition of American film noir, Sin Nombre is set on the border, where Mexico becomes the crucible and the fearsome gangs of today's Mexican countryside, the gauntlet, to freedom. The stories of Sayra, a teenager living in Honduras and hungering for a brighter future, and teen gang members Smiley and Casper, for whom the Mara Salvatrucha is nearly their entire universe, become interlaced on the train to the border, a journey that will determine the future of their lives." Sin Nombre is screening in the U.S. Dramatic Competition section.