Milk of Sorrow

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Original title La teta asustada
Category Drama
UK Release Date
Production year 2009
Production Country
Directors Claudia Llosa
Cast Magaly Solier, Susi Sánchez, Efraín Solís, Marino Ballón
Distributor Dogwoof Film Distribution


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 fear – and it has robbed her of her soul. When her mother suddenly dies, Fausta is forced to face her fears.