Milk of Sorrow

  |  Book Tickets: 30/04/2010
  |  Buy to Own: 30/04/2010
  |  98 min
Rated 12 by the BBFC


Drama by Peruvian director Claudia Llosa. Set in the wake of the brutal atrocities that ravaged Peru throughout the 1980s, the film tells the story of a young woman traumatised by the experiences of her mother during that period. Fausta (Magaly Solier) suffers from a condition known as 'the milk of sorrow', which is believed to be transmitted through the breastmilk of pregnant women who were raped during pregnancy. After her mother's death, Fausta takes a job as a maid for a rich family in Lima, and gradually begins to overcome her condition as she forges a tentative friendship with her employer's gardener and discovers her own singing voice.

Contains references to rape
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