Alumni Film ‘Un Traductor’ Set for World Premiere at 2018 Sundance Film Festival

By Cory Angeletti-Szasz ● December 04, 2017 08:45



Un Traductor, the feature directorial debut of alumnus Sebastián Barriuso (co-director/producer), written and produced by fellow alumna Lindsay Gossling, is headed to the 2018 Sundance Film Festival for its World Premiere in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition.


‘Un Traductor’ was co-directed and produced by alumnus Sebastián Barriuso and written and produced by alumna Lindsay Gossling and was developed at the CFC through the Cineplex Entertainment Film Program.


The film, which was shot on location in Havana, Cuba, is based on the true story of Sebastián and his brother and co-director Rodrigo Barriuso’s father, a Russian Literature professor at the University of Havana (played by Rodrigo Santoro), who is ordered to work as a translator for child victims of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster when they’re sent to Cuba for medical treatment.

The film was developed at the CFC in 2013, when Sebastián and Lindsay were residents in the Cineplex Entertainment Film Program Producers’ Lab and Writers’ Lab, respectively. After completing their residency, they went through CFC’s Short Dramatic Film Program, where they worked together on the CFC short HAILSTORM.

The 2018 Sundance Film Festival runs from January 18 to 28, 2018 in Park City, Utah and is known for showcasing bold independent storytelling. For the full features lineup at the 2018 Festival, CLICK HERE.


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