The Milk of Sorrow - La teta asustada

Claudia Llosa – Peru – 2009

CHF 16.90 / EUR 15.70

Fausta is ill with a disease contracted from her mother’s breast milk known as «The milk of sorrow». However, this is not a sickness caused by bacteria or infection: it is a condition that only affects those women in Peru who were abused or raped during the years of terrorist struggle. Although this horrific period is now history, Fausta is nonetheless a living reminder of this time. Her sickness is called fear – and it has robbed her of her soul. But then, when her mother suddenly dies, Fausta is forced to face her fears. The overpowering nature of these fears, and the desperate lengths to which Fausta will go to assuage them is revealed by her biggest secret: in order to bar loathsome intruders from entering her body she has inserted a potato into her vagina as a kind of antibacterial «defence shield». However, her mother's death unleashes unexpected events that change Fausta's life dramatically, as well as the lives of others involved. Fausta now sets out on a journey – a journey that will lead her out of her fear and into freedom.

trigon-film dvd-edition 163
Language OV spanish Subitltes english, français, deutsch
Length 94 min. Screen 1:1.85 - 16/9 PAL, color Sound DD FSK 14+ Region code All regions
Bonus Making of | Impressions of the opening nights in Peru | Audio commentary by the director Claudia Llosa nd the camerawoman Natasha Braier 

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