Train of Life and The Milk of Sorrow Heading to Blu-ray
Posted July 6, 2012 02:17 AM by Webmaster
Independent distributors Olive Films have added two more titles to their October slate: Romanian director Radu Mihaileanu's Train de vie a.k.a Train of Life (1998) and Peruvian director Claudia Llosa's The Milk of Sorrow (2009). Both films will be available for purchase on October 2.
Train of Life
In Central Europe in 1941, one of the inhabitants of a shtetl hears stories of nearby villages being flattened by the Nazis and the people being herded onto trains, never to be seen again. He comes up with the audacious plan to buy a train, disguise the villagers as Nazis and captives, and deport themselves to Palestine before the Nazis get them. In 1998, Train of Life won FIPRESCI Prize for Best First Work (Radu Mihaileanu) at the Venice Film Festival.
The Milk of Sorrow
Fausta (Magaly Solier) suffers from "The Milk of Sorrow", an illness transmitted through mother's milk by women who've been raped during Peru's Civil Wars. Stricken with the fear that she's contracted the illness from her mother's breast milk, Fausta goes to extreme lengths to protect her own sexuality and safety. After her mother's sudden death, she finds herself compelled to embark on a frightening journey for re-awakening, freedom and wholeness. Winner of Golden Berlin Bear Award for Best Film and the FIPRESCI Prize at the 59th Annual Berlin Film Festival.