Madeinusa

Directed by Claudia Llosa
Claudia Llosa
Film Movement
2006
100 Minutes
Peru, Spain
Spanish
Coming of Age, Latin American, Drama
Screening Formats:
DVD, 35mm, Digibeta
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Synopsis

Winner of the prestigious FIPRESCI Prize, Claudia Llosa’s debut feature follows Madeinusa, a shy teenage girl living in a remote indigenous village in the Peruvian Andes. It is the custom in her town that from Good Friday through Easter Sunday that “sin does not exist” and villagers engage in all types of debauchery. It is during this decadent weekend that Salvador, a young geologist from Lima, accidentally comes to town. The town greets him with curiosity and ire, imprisoning him out of fear that he will interfere with the festivities. But Madeinusa, ever curious about things from the big city, is drawn to him, and her fate begins to turn unexpectedly as she awakens to new experiences of love, lust and sexuality.

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