For a better experience on MUBI, update your browser.
3.5
673 Ratings

The Milk of Sorrow

La teta asustada

Directed by Claudia Llosa
Peru, Spain, 2009
Drama

Synopsis

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.

This film is not currently playing on MUBI but 30 other great films are. See what's now showing
The Milk of Sorrow Directed by Claudia Llosa

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

2009 | 3 wins including: Golden Bear

Academy Awards

2010 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

AFI FEST

2009

What are people saying?