ago, during the FSLC's yearly LatinBeat festival of Latin American movies. And while it did not fully work for me at the time as a sustained piece of movie-making, neither has it left my mind for long, seemingly storing itself in some dark, back corner of my brain and popping up now and again -- which means, I would guess that this film is something of a "keeper."
What does stuffing one's own vagina with a potato indicate about the stuffer? Writer/
director Llosa (shown at left) tells us some facts, in chunks of exposition, but indicates more via the alternately withdrawn and florid performance of Magaly Solier (on the poster, top, and below), whose beauty steals men's hearts (as well as this viewer's) even as her bizarre behavior quickly pushes most of them (and us) away.
Chile under Pinochet and Argentina's "disappeared," but of Peru's dictatorial history, not so much. We won't learn a lot here, either, but the bits and pieces we pick up from the film will give us, at least, an idea.