The Milk of Sorrow

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  • Summary: Fausta suffers from “the milk of sorrow”, an illness transmitted through mother’s milk by women who have been violated or mistreated during the war of terrorism in Peru. The war has ended, but Fausta's life is a reminder of it because “the illness of fear” stole her soul. Now, her mother’sFausta suffers from “the milk of sorrow”, an illness transmitted through mother’s milk by women who have been violated or mistreated during the war of terrorism in Peru. The war has ended, but Fausta's life is a reminder of it because “the illness of fear” stole her soul. Now, her mother’s sudden death forces her to confront her fears and the secret that is hidden inside of her: she has inserted a potato into her vagina to serve as a protective shield that repels disgusting intruders. THE MILK OF SORROW is the story of a search for re-awakening, a journey from fear to freedom. (Olive Films) Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Reviewed by: David Parkinson
    80
    A rich and imaginative evocation of a family in turmoil.
  2. Reviewed by: Boyd Van Hoeij
    80
    At first, the picture seems a slow-moving, particularly well-framed ethnographic study of life in the big city in Peru; it only gradually becomes clear that Llosa's second feature perfectly aligns form and content.
  3. The film is gorgeously shot and contains a plethora of haunting images.
  4. 75
    The Milk Of Sorrow is lousy with allegory, and is often too heavy for its own good.
  5. 75
    Magaly Solier is compelling as the teen. She has little to say, as the camera remains fixated on her expressionless face.
  6. Solier delivers a performance of ferocious but frustrating reserve.
  7. The Milk of Sorrow is constrained by a rarefied screenplay and a near-mute central performance.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Oct 8, 2013
    9
    "The Milk of Sorrow" is a film with a beautiful story of overcoming. With a historical trauma in the minds of some Peruvian towns. Magaly"The Milk of Sorrow" is a film with a beautiful story of overcoming. With a historical trauma in the minds of some Peruvian towns. Magaly Solier is an actress who captivates with her nonverbal communication. Claudia Llosa looks positively Peruvian indigenous history (which in "Madeinusa" isn't it). "The Milk of Sorrow" had to have won the Academy Award. Llosa's magic realism is reminds me of great novels of her uncle, Mario Vargas Llosa. Expand
  2. Oct 5, 2010
    7
    A beautiful film tainted with Magic Realism, portrays a not-so-fictional Peruvian family. The Quechua singing by the lead character isA beautiful film tainted with Magic Realism, portrays a not-so-fictional Peruvian family. The Quechua singing by the lead character is magnificent, it sets the tone for the picture. The native beauty of the characters faces and everyday reality is not only believable but visually enticing. Expand

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