The milk of sorrow / La teta asustada. Claudia Llosa, 2009. (94’)

Posted: April 9, 2012 in Perufest 2012
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Fausta suffers from “The Milk of Sorrow”, an illness transmitted through mother’s milk by women who’ve been raped during Peru’s Internal Conflict. Stricken with the fear that she’s contracted the illness from her mother’s breast milk . Fausta goes to extreme lengths to protect her own sexuality and safety. After her mother’s sudden death, she finds herself compelled to embark on a frightening journey for re-awakening, freedom and wholeness.

Fausta sufre de “La teta asustada”, una enfermedad transmitida a través de la leche materna de las mujeres que han sido ultrajadas durante el conflicto armado interno en el Perú. Asustada ante la posibilidad de haber adquirido la enfermedad por la leche de su madre, Fausta recurre a extremos para proteger su propia seguridad y sexualidad. Luego de la súbita muerte de su madre, ella se embarca en un viaje de redescubrimiento y libertad.

Awards: 2010 Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Film; Winner of the Golden Bear Award (Best Film) and the FIPRESCI Prize at the 59th Annual Berlin Film Festival.



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