Two Oscar-Nominated Films Duke It Out at Miami's Film Festival
|Magaly Solier as Fausta in The Milk of Sorrow|
The Argentinean murder mystery The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto De Sus Ojos) was directed by Juan José Campanella and based on a Eduardo Sacheri novel. The movie, which is told in flashbacks, won the Goya Award, the Spanish equivalent to the American Academy Awards for best movie of 2009. Campanella went to film school in New York; after graduating, he filmed The Boy Who Cried Bitch and he now directs American TV series like Law & Order and 30 Rock. Finzi says that Campanella promised that if he wins the Oscar, he'll bring it with him to their closing night performance on March 13th at 7 p.m. at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts. Watch the trailer below.
The other Oscar-nominated film is the Peruvian The Milk of Sorrow (La Teta Asustada, which more accurately translates to "The frightened tit"). The film was directed by Claudia Llosa, a young director at only 34 years old, who was inspired to make The Milk of Sorrow after learning of a Harvard anthropological study that traced the lasting affects of the rape and violence on women in Lima during the political uprising in the early 90s. Llosa centers the plot on the old wives' tale that such trauma is passed on to future generations through breast milk. The film won the Golden Bear award at the Berlin Film Festival. Finzi called it tough to watch and so far, no American distributors have picked it up so the festival may be your only chance to see it on the big screen. The Milk of Sorrow screens on March 6th at 7 p.m. at the Tower Theater and on March 14th at 9:30 p.m. at the Regal Cinemas South Beach. Here's the trailer:
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