Director: Claudia Llosa. Cast: Magaly Solier, Susi Sánchez. 95 min. Spain/Peru. Drama.
Years after the civil war, women in Peru suffer from a metaphorical disease, transmitted through the breast milk of pregnant women abused or raped during or soon after pregnancy. The metaphor may apply to many countries, who somehow hang on to old debilitating traditions, while the younger generation struggles to forget past calamities and move on - shown here with the multitude of wedding parties being intolerable to the young girl afflicted by the disease. But boy ... is this movie slow. So slow, it's enough for this Oscar-nominated film to get a low score in my book.