The Son of No One

Director: Dito Montiel
Screenwriters: Dito Montiel

Institute History

  • 2011 Sundance Film Festival


The Sundance Film Festival is thrilled to welcome back a familiar face to close out its 2011 program. Dito Montiel won the dramatic Directing Award for The Guide to Recognizing Your Saints in 2006. He returns with another gripping New York story.
The Son of No One is a police thriller about a young cop who is assigned to a precinct in the Queens neighborhood where he grew up. To provide for his wife and ailing daughter, he works hard to keep his life on track. But this life is threatened when a dark secret bubbles to the surface. An anonymous source reveals new information about the unsolved murder of two boys and a possible police cover-up, setting off a chain of events that rattles the neighborhood.
Despite its studio-caliber cast, The Son of No One remains fiercely independent, thanks to Montiel’s passion and ability. He works within the cop-drama genre but fleshes out his characters and their world with an authenticity that heightens the film’s impact. You’ll remember it long after the Festival is over.

— Trevor Groth

Screening Details

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