In her second feature, Claudia Llosa tells the story of a woman with a very rare syndrome. The protagonist’s dispossession and reconstruction, and those of an entire people, are related with touching poetry in a captivating setting.
Fausta, a young Peruvian woman, suffers from “the milk of sorrow,” a very rare condition transmitted through mother’s milk. She is reclusive by nature, but when her mother dies she must leave her uncle’s house for her home village. In her second feature film, Claudia Llosa relates the heartbreaking story of a cursed heroine who gradually frees herself from her past traumas. This captivating, poetic work about reclaiming dignity is set in a rural Peru that has never fully recovered from...
| 93 minutes | 2009
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