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THE MILK OF SORROW

by Claudia Llosa

synopsis

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.

international title: The Milk Of Sorrow
original title: La teta asustada
country: Spain, Peru
sales agent: The Match Factory
year: 2008
directed by: Claudia Llosa
film run: 94'
release date: ES 13/02/2009, IT 08/05/2009, FR 17/06/2009, AT 04/09/2009, SE 11/09/2009, NO 16/10/2009, HU 29/10/2009, DE 05/11/2009, NL 03/12/2009, PL 01/01/2010, BE 12/05/2010, DK 20/05/2010, SI 10/06/2010, PT 01/07/2010
screenplay: Claudia Llosa
cast: Magaly Solier, Marino Ballón, Susi Sánchez, Efraín Solís, Bárbara Lazón, Karla Heredia, Delci Heredia
cinematography by: Natasha Braier
film editing: Frank Gutiérrez
costumes designer: Ana Villanueva
music: Selma Mutal
producer: Antonio Chavarrías, José María Morales, Claudia Llosa, Miguel Morales, Angels Masclans, Marina Charún
production: Oberon Cinematográfica, Wanda Visión, Vela Producciones, San Borja (PE)
distributor: Wanda Visión, Arthaus, Folkets Bio, Archibald Entreprise Film SRL, AP Mañana, Jour2fête, Stadtkino Filmverleih, Neue Visionen Filmverleih GmbH, Brunbro Films, Midas Filmes
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