oscars_Claudia Llosa (Peru)

Peruvian director Claudia Llosa made history when her 2009 film, The Milk of Sorrow, earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. The film, in Spanish and Quechua, addresses the fears of abused women during Peru's recent history of violence because of the uprising of the Maoist group Sendero Luminoso and the actions of the paramilitary and state armed forces. Milk of Sorrow is the first and only Peruvian film to be nominated in the category.  

Best Foreign Language Film, The Milk of Sorrow, 82nd Academy Awards, Nominated 

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