Fausta, we are told, suffers from ‘the milk of sorrow’, a melancholy transmitted through her mother’s breast milk. For Fausta’s mother, like many in her village, was raped during the years of Peru’s bloody civil conflict in the 1980s, and Fausta still lives with the consequences of the violence.
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I really don't know what to think of Llosa's intentions here, was she trying to make a serious portrait of her country or what?, because the movie itself borders on art-house camp most of the time without anything of value in its mind other than exploiting the hypocrisies of the audience. Still, I'm not saying this is a bad movie, it's just a very disquieting one.
Los "aborigenes" peruanos (o ciudadanos como prefiero decirlo yo) no nos sentimos ofendidos. Hubo alguna controversia acerca de la veracidad del film (lo cual esta fuera de cuadro pues como cualquier película, esta es una ficción) pero no más que ello. En todo caso, personalmente prefiero el primer film de Llosa.
Tries too hard to be culturally significative, or something. Llosa wanted to maked the next great latin-american film and ended up falling very short. The film has its moments, but overall it's a bit messy and uninteresting. Not to mention it seemed like yet another white person's take on indigenous people...
Irresponsible and shallow. The film is condescending of the customs of people who were once my neighbors. I sat through it, but it all became especially inexcusable when I considered that Satyajit Ray made films that were faithful to his people without having to descend to arthouse theatrics that have been exhausted to all hell.
Una bizarra historia capturada por una cámara fascinante y acompasada por melodías orgánicas de sublime belleza. Este filme sumamente pausado y metafórico retrata el miedo y el horror que provoca la violencia en un país donde la estratificación social es inconmensurable. Los contrastes entre escenarios y contextos de los personajes es sumamente realista. Una puesta en escena magnífica y una actuación memorable.
Lo acompasado de su ritmo natural no demerita esta gran historia, la hace más natural. Los sincretismos de la muerte y del matrimonio van paralelos a las escenografías de los pueblos andinos, casi surrealistas. Magnífica forma de tratar temas en estos pueblos latinoamericanos donde las costumbres son temas de estudio
I think this movie is a great set of beautiful images without any sense of cohesion. The script does not lead anywhere, and I'm not saying that it has no apparent message, because many great films do not transmit any messages. The problem is that, after enduring a main character that looks retarded for over an hour, all her adventures and sufferings do not matter at all.