THE MILK OF SORROW

By Claudia LLOSA

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Drama - Completed 2009

"THE MILK OF SORROW", set in Peru after the long war of terrorism, is about unresolved personal and collective memory. The return of repressed violence buried deep inside a girl is transformed into healing and hope."

    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA, SPAIN
    • Languages
    • SPANISH, Other
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Claudia LLOSA
    • Writer(s)
    • Claudia LLOSA
    • Producer(s)
    • Antonio CHAVARRIAS (Oberon Cinematográfica), Claudia LLOSA (Vela Producciones), José Maria MORALES (Wanda Vision)
    • Synopsis
    • Fausta suffers from "the milk of sorrow″, an illness transmitted through mother's milk by women who have been violated or mistreated during the war of terrorism in Peru.
      The war has ended, but Fausta lives to remind of it because "the illness of fear" stole her soul.
      Now, her mother's sudden death forces her to confront her fears and the secret that is hidden inside of her: she has inserted a potato into her vagina to serve as a protective shield that repels disgusting intruders.
      "THE MILK OF SORROW" is the story of a search for re-awakening, a journey from fear to freedom.
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