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THE MILK OF SORROW (2009) - Latin American Cinema Night


  • year. 2009

  • country. PERU

  • run-time. 1h 35min

  • rating. 12

£6.00 (£4.50 conc.)

Doors 19:30 - Film 20:00

This month for our regular Latin American Cinema Night we bring you, all the way from Peru, The Milk of Sorrow by Claudia Llosa.

Fausta is suffering from a rare disease called the Milk of Sorrow, which is transmitted through the breast milk of pregnant women who were abused or raped during or soon after pregnancy. While living in constant fear and confusion due to this disease, she must face the sudden death of her mother. She chooses to take drastic measures to not follow in her mother's footsteps.


Golden Bear Winner, Berlinale 2009

Subtle and wonderfully moving
— ★★★★The Guardian