Saturday 11 March
The Milk of Sorrow
Clauda Llosa, 95 min, Narrative, Spanish with English subtitles, Spain, 2009
Fausta suffers from a rare disease called the “Milk of Sorrow”, which is transmitted through the breast milk of pregnant women, who were abused or raped in times of terrorism in Peru, during pregnancy. While living in constant fear and confusion due to this disease, she must face the sudden death of her mother. Fausta chooses to take drastic measures in order not to follow her mother's footsteps.
The film was nominated for the Oscar’s Academy Awards in 2010 for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year. It has won over 15 awards including: The FIPRESCI Prize and Golden Berlin Bear for Competition at Berlin International Film Festival, Golden Pre-Columbian Circle for Best Film at Bogota Film Festival, Golden Kikito for Latin Film Competition - Best Film, Best Actress and Best Director at Gramado Film Festival, Best Art Direction and Grand Coral - First Prize at Havana Film Festival, Best Actress, Best Peruvian Film and CONACINE Award at Lima Latin American Film Festival and Acting Award for Best Actress and Quebec Film Critics Award for Best Film at Montréal Festival of New Cinema.