Peruvian film The Milk Of Sorrow has been honoured with the Berlin Film Festival's top prize.
On receiving the award, The Milk Of Sorrow filmmaker Claudia Llosa dedicated the win to her home country. She said, "This is beautiful... this is such an honour. This is for Peru. This is for our country."
The film tells a story about a girl named Fausta who suffers from the scared breast, a strange illness that is transmitted by mothers who have been raped or mistreated during their pregnancy or nursing period. The children of these women are irremediably infected by their milk and inherit a terrible atavistic fear. When Fausta was pushed into an extreme tension, her illness will cause hemorrhages or bleeding.