Rent The Milk of Sorrow (2009)

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1h 34min
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Synopsis:
Following Peru's war on terrorism, Fausta's relatives believe she suffers from The Milk of Sorrow, a condition transmitted by her Mother, who was violated and mistreated during the country's upheaval. The war has ended but Fausta lives to be constantly reminded of her condition of fear. The sudden death of her mother forces Fausta to confront these fears and question the peculiar measures her mother took to protect her daughter from a similar fate. The Milk of Sorrow is the story of a search for re-awakening and a journey from fear to freedom.
Actors:
, , Efraín Solís, Bárbara Lazón, Delci Heredia, Karla Heredia, Fernando Caycho, Miller Revilla Chengay, Spencer Salazar, Summy Lapa, María del Pilar Guerrero, Leandro Mostorino, Anita Chaquiri, Edward Llungo, , Lucy Noriega, Yostin Caycho, Anthony Caycho, , Doris María Ramírez
Directors:
Writers:
Claudia Llosa
Aka:
La Teta asustada
Studio:
Dogwoof
Genres:
Drama
Countries:
Peru, Drama
Awards:

2009 Berlinale Golden Bear

2009 Berlinale FIPRESCI Prize

BBFC:
Release Date:
25/10/2010
Run Time:
94 minutes
Languages:
Spanish
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Trailer
  • Second feature Madeinusa
Disc 1:
This disc includes the main feature
Disc 2:
This disc includes the bonus film:
- Madeinusa

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Reviews (1) of The Milk of Sorrow

The high desert plateau of love - The Milk of Sorrow review by joannajuki

Spoiler Alert
23/09/2020

This film had an atmosphere of tremendous calm and gentleness, joy and celebration in the meso-American culture. Part I, however, was over-the-borderline weird, as the plot revolved around Fausta having believed that she could ward off the horror of war-rape, by inserting a potato into her vagina. Part II was much stronger, better plotted and more moving. It becomes clear that after her mother's death Fausta is a victim of familial sexual abuse from her father, and in a mutually caustic relationship with her more cynical sister - (the weird hasn't entirely dissipated).

She has now grown a little older and wiser,and falls in love, only to sacrifice it all for a material possession, a simple, single piece of jewellery. She is irrationally attached to this gem, and loses everything - even her personal honor.

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