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Writing for the Screen by Anna Weinstein

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Writing from Personal Experience

A Strategy of Forward Motion

▶ An Interview With Claudia Llosa

Peruvian director Claudia Llosa, described by Variety as one of Latin America’s fastest-rising femme helmer-scribes, has written and directed three features, including Madeinusa (2006) and Milk of Sorrow (2010), which was nominated for an Oscar. Her most recent film, Aloft (2014), is her English-language debut, starring Jennifer Connelly and Cillian Murphy.

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Claudia Llosa

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Llosa’s story as a writer-director is one of bravery—daring to write from personal experiences and pain, allowing for healing and also forward motion in ...

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