This was an unusually strong year, with many films worth recommending. Last year, I thought the five nominees were all good choices. Unfortunately, this year was different, and two of the five nominees were not even in my top ten.
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The winner of the Berlin Film Festival, Claudia Llosa's The Milk of Sorrow, begins with a shot of an aged grey-haired Peruvian woman recounting how she was raped by soldiers when pregnant.
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