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Peruvian Film Festival 2021

The Embassy of the Republic of Peru in Singapore and NUS Alumni Relations are proud to present the Peruvian Film Festival. Come, experience and learn about the intriguing Peruvian culture through award-winning films.


Due to limited seating capacity, registration is closed.

Auditorium, Shaw Foundation Alumni House
24 Nov 2021 - 26 Nov 2021
7.30pm - 9.30pm
NUS Alumni Relations
Ms Lee Siao Shuan
6601 7536

Event Details

24 November (Wed) | La Teta Asustada (The Milk of Sorrow) | 95 mins | NC16 | Spanish, Quechua

The first Peruvian film to be nominated at the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, La Teta Asustada (The Milk of Sorrow) centres on Fausta, who suffers from “the milk of sorrow”, a rare illness transmitted through the milk of pregnant women who were abused or violated during Peru’s civil wars. While living in constant fear and confusion due to the illness, Fausta is confronted by the sudden death of her mother. She chooses to take drastic measures to avoid following in her mother's footsteps.

25 November (Thu) | El Bien Esquivo (The Elusive Good) | 130 mins | M18 | Spanish

The year is 1618 – a pivotal moment in Peruvian history in which national identity is being defined. Jerónimo de Ávila, a mestizo (mixed race) Spanish and Indian solider returns to Peru from Europe to embark on a quest to find a document that can prove his heritage and allow him to reclaim his legitimacy. An imposing film that explores society’s beliefs, fears and the reality of it all, El Bien Esquivo effectively demonstrates the strength and fight in one’s confrontation of prejudice and intolerance.

26 November (Fri) | Mataindios (Indigenous’ Slayer) | 76 mins | NC16 | Quechua

A hypnotising film characterised by symbols and themes of tradition, beliefs, pain, and community togetherness, Mataindios (Indigenous’ Slayer) traces the quest of four villagers who organise a festival in honour of their patron saint, hoping to put an end to disappearances that have been haunting their town. Sensory and earnest, the film explores the unique ways the indigenous community deals with sorrow in a bid to reclaim happiness and end the town’s years of mourning.

Screenings start at 7.30pm daily.
English subtitles are available for all films.

Terms & Conditions

To ensure everyone's safety, the following Safe Management Measures will be implemented:

  • Registration is required and walk-ins will not be accepted.
  • If you are unwell or experiencing any of the following symptoms – fever, cough, sore throat, breathing difficulties or loss of sense of smell – please see a doctor and we regret that you will not be admitted to the event.
  • Admission opens at 7pm and closes at 8pm.
  • All attendees are required to check-in using their TraceTogether app or token.
  • Attendees are required to keep their masks on at all times and maintain a safe distance of at least 1 metre from other attendees.
  • Only single seats are available and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Tickets will be issued at the door and change of seats is not allowed.
  • To ensure everyone’s enjoyment of the film, please refrain from leaving your seat once the show has started.

Other Terms and Conditions:

  • Food, drinks and flowers are not allowed inside the Auditorium.
  • Flash photography and videography are not allowed.
  • All mobile devices must be on silent mode or switched off.
  • Tickets will be issued at the door on a first come, first served basis.
  • All attendees are to comply with the Safe Management Measures at Shaw Foundation Alumni House.
  • A valid photo ID (student/staff pass not accepted) must be presented to gain entrance into all our non-G/PG rated films.
  • Photography and videography by the NUS Office of Alumni Relations (OAR) may be carried out throughout the event. OAR and its event partner (Embassy of the Republic of Peru in Singapore) may use some or all of these images in their print publications, digital platforms and marketing channels.

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