As the first film of our upcoming Latin American series, here is what we have chosen from Peru.
La teta asustada (Milk of Sorrow), 2009.
Directed by Claudia Llosa
Spanish and Quechua with English subtitles, 95 minutes.
Fausta is suffering from a rare disease called the Milk of Sorrow, which is transmitted through the breast milk of pregnant women who were abused or raped during or soon after pregnancy. While living in constant fear and confusion due to this disease, she must face the sudden death of her mother. She chooses to take drastic measures to not follow in her mother’s footsteps. (imdb.com)