• Claudia Llosa – La teta asustada AKA The Milk of Sorrow (2009)

    Claudia Llosa2001-2010ArthouseDramaPeru
    La teta asustada (2009)
    La teta asustada (2009)

    Fausta is suffering from a rare disease called the Milk of Sorrow, which is transmitted through the breast milk of pregnant women who were abused or raped during or soon after pregnancy. While living in constant fear and confusion due to this disease, she must face the sudden death of her mother. She chooses to take drastic measures to not follow in her mother’s footsteps.Read More »

  • Francisco J. Lombardi – Muerte al amanecer AKA Death at Dawn (1977)

    1971-1980CrimeDramaFrancisco J. LombardiPeru

    Debut of one of Peru’s most popular directors.

    This film follows the true story of the “Monster of Armendáriz”, a famous criminal in 1950s Lima who was sentenced to death for the alleged rape and murder of a minor. The drama unfolds around the controversial decision to execute the convict based on questionable evidence. Special interest is taken in exploring the internal conflict (or lack of thereof) of the characters directly involved in the execution.
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  • Francisco J. Lombardi – La boca del lobo AKA The Mouth of the Wolf (1988)

    1981-1990DramaFrancisco J. LombardiPeruWar

    The military anti-terrorist army takes control of “Chuspi”, an unknown and faraway small village, isolated by the terrorist group “Sendero Luminoso” (Shining Path). A soldier called Vitin Luna, and other young soldiers face an invisible, perhaps superior force. Their unit is commanded by a brutal lieutenant who declares the entire village guilty of treason. In the face of this crisis, Vitin must choose between blind obedience and his own conscience.Read More »

  • Héctor Gálvez – Paraíso AKA Paradise (2009)

    2001-2010DramaHéctor GálvezPeru

    A group of friends in Peru walk across the sandy outskirts of Lima in order to pay their respects to a fallen gang member.Read More »

  • Josué Méndez – Dioses AKA Gods (2008)

    2001-2010DramaJosué MéndezPeru

    Before beginning their university studies, Diego and his sister Andrea spend the summer in the family villa on the Peruvian coast together with their father, a wealthy business man and his new young girlfriend. Torn between the extreme love for his sister and the difficult relationship with his father, spending days and nights together with his friends going from party to party where alcohol, drugs and money are not a problem.Read More »

  • Rosario Garcia-Montero – Las malas intenciones AKA Bad Intentions (2011)

    2011-2020DramaPeruRosario Garcia-Montero

    Las Malas Intenciones tells the story of a period in the life of Cayetana, an eight-year-old girl growing up in Peru in the early 80’s, when terrorist violence was starting to agitate the country. The story unfolds from the point of view of this intelligent child, but with a somewhat dark and distorted personality. Daughter of separated parents, Cayetana spends most of the time on her own and under the care of their employees. After returning from a long trip, the mother, Agnes, gives her some unexpected news: she is pregnant. With this news Cayetana’s fragile world collapses. She locks herself in her room and solemnly declares that the day of birth of her brother will be the day of her own death. Only her imagination and the emergence of the national heroes of their textbooks – Olaya, Grau, Bolognesi – may save her from an increasingly alienated family environment in a country about to collapse.Read More »

  • Francisco J. Lombardi – No se lo digas a nadie aka Don’t Tell Anyone (1998)

    1991-2000ComedyDramaFrancisco J. LombardiPeruQueer Cinema(s)

    coming-out, coming-of-age tale (from a novel by Jaime Bayly) set within a predominantly homophobic religious Peruvian society, this is by turns sensitive, touching, funny, alarming and, for the most part, very enjoyable. For just under two hours, we witness all the ups and downs of a young man, Joaquin (Magill), struggling to come to terms with his sexuality in a country where being gay is akin to being a leper, and violence towards gays is an almost daily occurrence. Joaquin’s mother is over-bearingly protective and very religious, while his father just wants to see his lad grow up to be a huntin’, shootin’, drinkin’ type. Joaquin, though, is unsure of whether he’s gay or het, and this dilemma stays with him right from the moment he leaves home, through his off-the-rails period as a coked-out dope fiend right up to the – admittedly, mostly unfulfilling – final reel.Read More »

  • Melina León – Canción sin nombre (2019)

    Drama2011-2020Melina LeónPeru

    Based on harrowing true events, SONG WITHOUT A NAME tells the story of Georgina, an indigenous Andean woman whose newborn baby is whisked away moments after its birth in a downtown Lima clinic – and never returned. Stonewalled by a byzantine and indifferent legal system, Georgina approaches journalist Pedro Campas, who uncovers a web of fake clinics and abductions – suggesting a rotting corruption deep within Peruvian society.Read More »

  • Francisco J. Lombardi – Pantaleón y las visitadoras AKA Captain Pantoja and the Special Services (1999)

    1991-2000ComedyEroticaFrancisco J. LombardiPeru

    The Peruvian army captain Pantaleon Pantoja, a very serious and efficient officer, is chosen to set up a special service of ‘visitors’ to satisfy the sexual needs of the soldiers posted on remote jungle outposts.

    Starring: Salvador del Solar, Angie Cepeda, Mónica Sánchez, Pilar Bardem, Gianfranco Brero, Gustavo Bueno & Carlos Kaniowsky.Read More »

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