The Peruvian film "The Milk of Sorrow" has won the coveted Golden Bear Award at the Berlin Film Festival. The winners were chosen from a field of 19 movies by an international jury.
The awards ceremony brought the 59th Berlin Film Festival to a close on Saturday evening.
Producer Antonio Chavarrias ,actress Maria del Pilar Guerrero, director Claudia Llosa, actress Magaly Solier and producer Jose Maria Morales (L-R) pose with the Golden Bear award for Best Film during a news conference after the awards ceremony at the 59th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin February 14, 2009. The Golden Bear was awarded for her movie La teta asustada.
The Peruvian film "The Milk of Sorrow" won the Award for best picture at the Film Festival on Saturday. Festival organizers says it is the first Peruvian film to feature in the main competition lineup in Berlin.
"The Milk of Sorrow" is Peruvian-born director Claudia Llosa's second feature film.
The mournful Spanish-Peruvian production revolves around Fausta, played by Magaly Solier.
She is determined to give her dead mother a decent burial in her native village, but she must confront the fears that have crushed her throughout her life.