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Peruvian Movie Days
Date: 3-7 October 2013 

School of Modern Languages and Cultures

Peruvian Movie Days

3 Oct 2013
Time: 4:30-7:30pm
Room: MG07, Main Building

Speaker: Mr. David Málaga, Consul-General, Consulate General of Peru in Hong Kong and Macao
Language: English

Over the past few years, the Peruvian cinema has grabbed the world’s attention after having its first film nominated for the 82nd Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Picture. However, as green as it is in the international stage, the public has little knowledge of the Peruvian movies. In fact, there are still many mysteries waiting to be explored.

Mr. David Málaga, the Consul-General of the Consulate General of Peru in Hong Kong, is giving an introductory talk on the history and culture of the Peruvian film industry, and the expectation on the two films to be shown in the film screening sections.

Undertow (Contracorriente) - to be shown on 3 October

Directed by Javier Fuentes-León, the story portrays the struggle of a man facing his secret lover’s death and the unanticipated consequences. Miguel is a fisherman living with his wife, Mariela, in a small village on the coast of Peru. The young couple is expecting their first child. On one hand, Miguel is seen a caring husband and father-to-be. On the other hand, he is secretly having a love affair with Santiago, an artist spending time in the village. One day, Santiago is drowned in the sea and his ghost comes to find Miguel, asking him to find the body or he will never rest in peace. While Miguel is struggling how to confess everything to Mariela, someone found nude paintings of him in Santiago’s house.

7 Oct 2013
Time: 3:30-5:30pm
Room: JLG03, James Lee Sceience Building

The Milk of Sorrow (La Teta Asustada) –to be shown on 7 October

Fausta has been living in fear and confusion for years and everybody in her family thinks she is suffering from a disease named the “Milk of Sorrow”, which is transmitted through the breast milk of pregnant women who were raped during or soon after pregnancy. In order not to end up like her mother, who has just died, she puts a potato into her vagina.


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