Directed by Claudia Llosa • 2009 • Spain, Peru
Starring Magaly Solier, Susi Sánchez, Efraín Solís
The ghosts of Peru’s past continue to haunt the present in Claudia Llosa’s hypnotic fable. Believing she has inherited—through breast milk—the traumas endured by her mother during the 1980s civil war, a young Indigenous woman (Magaly Solier) must confront deep-seated psychic scars as she finds her way forward. Winner of the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, this gorgeously lensed parable—the first Peruvian film to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign-Language Film—is a haunting portrait of a woman and a country in the process of healing.