La teta asustada (2019)

La teta asustada
Peru/Spain – 2009

Director:  Claudia Llosa
Screenplay: Claudia Llosa
Runtime:  95’
Cast: Magaly Solier, Susi Sánchez, Efraín Solis, Marino Ballón
Editing: Frank Gutierrez
Cinematography: Natasha Braier
Sound: Edgard Lostanau
Production: Wanda Visión, Oberon Cinematográfica, Vela Films 
Sales: The Match Factory, Sergi Steegmann
Language: Spanish, Quechua
Awards:  Golden Bear for Best Film, Fipresci Award (Berlinale 2009), Best Film, Best Actress (Guadalajara International Film Festival 2009), Best Film (Festival de Cine Latinoamericano de La Habana 2009)

Fausta is a young woman who lives with her mother in a slum on the outskirts of Lima. Her mother always reminds her that, as she was born in the years of terrorism by the Shining Path, when rapes were a matter of course, she was breastfed with the “milk of grief” and is therefore destined to contract the disease of the “teta asustada” (the “frightened nipple”), the disease of fear that steals the soul. This is why Fausta is unable to free herself from  her terror of men. The sudden death of her mother pushes her to face up to her fears and win her freedom.

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