Peru: “The Milk of Sorrow” won Best Fiction category at Havana Festival

Isabel Guerra

Claudia Llosa’s film "La Teta Asustada" ("The Milk of Sorrow") won the Best Fiction category, and got another prize for artistic direction at the 31st International Festival of New Latin American Cinema, held in Havana.

According to the organizing committee, the film was awarded with the Coral Prize for fiction movie, and another prize for artistic direction.

The jurors explained that their decision was based on "its approach to the the violence in Peru, showcasing in the process the country’s rich tradition and culture," according to international news wires.

"La Teta Asustada" won the first prize from among 20 films; the artistic direction was in charge of Susana Torres and Patricia Bueno.

The film will represent Peru in the selection for the Oscar Awards next year.

Llosa’s film had previously won the Golden Bear at Berlin Festival.

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