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.
Not for everyone, this is a slow burning movie that might alienate most people. It is a poetic view on a somewhat bizarre story, it almost feels like a light movie on a big-heavy subject. It could've been a disaster (and I'm pretty sure most people will think it is), but it's direction and editing are great, as are all the leading actors.
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.
Siempre fan de historias bizarras, puntos extras por lowkey abordar los efectos colaterales de la cultura de la violacion. Y luego... la paradoja de lo estetico. "She fetishizes them like an apologetic European or American would." o nuestras formas de hablar estan tan euro-americanizadas que la carencia de lengua audiovisual latino es cada vez mas evidente.