Milk of Sorrow

Milk of Sorrow
  • 2009
  • Spain / Peru
  • 1h 34min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Claudia Llosa
  • Written by: Claudia Llosa
  • Cast: Magaly Solier, Susy Sánchez, Efrain Solís
  • Language: Spanish, Quechua

Shooting potentially sensationalist material with admirable restraint, with this sombre allegorical drama about a young Peruvian indigenous woman, Llosa finds a measure of beauty in the rituals and superstitions of life in an impoverished community.

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The Milk Of Sorrow (La Teta Asustada)

12 May 20103 stars

(12A) 98min The protagonist of this sombre allegorical drama is the impassive Fausta (Magaly Solier), a fearful young indigenous Peruvian woman who lives in a shanty settlement on a mountainside settlement outside Lima. According to indigenous folklore…

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