A Translator

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    A Translator

    Un Traductor

    Directed by

    Cuba, Canada

    2018

    107 min

    • Spanish
    • Russian

    Drama

    A Russian Literature professor at the University of Havana is ordered to work as a translator for child victims of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster when they are sent to Cuba for medical treatment.

    Awards

    • Cuba's Submission for the 92nd Academy Awards

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Rodrigo Santoro
    Maricel Álvarez
    Milda Gecaite 
    Screenplay
    Lindsay Gossling
    Cinematography
    Miguel Ioann Littin Menz
    Editing
    Michelle Szemberg
    Music
    Bill Laurance
    Sales
    INTRAMOVIES
    Production
    CREATIVE ARTISANS MEDIA
    Production
    INVOLVING PICTURES
    Rodrigo Barriuso

    Rodrigo Barriuso

    Cuba

    Rodrigo Barriuso is an award-winning, Cuban-Canadian filmmaker whose areas of interest include writing, directing and producing. He studied film in Toronto, Canada, and London, UK. With a background in art theory, Rodrigo's cinematic approach is highly influenced by the conceptual and aesthetic values that often inform the world of visual arts. His work has been exhibited in numerous festivals and cultural institutions in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. His debut feature film, UN TRADUCTOR (2018), which he co-directed with his brother, Sebastian Barriuso, premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2018 as part of the World Cinema Dramatic Competition and received the award for Best Director at the 21st Shanghai International Film Festival. Rodrigo lives and works in Toronto.

    Sebastián Barriuso

    Sebastián Barriuso

    Cuba

    Sebastián Barriuso is a Havana born award-winning producer. He received a BFA in filmmaking from the Higher Institute of Arts in Cuba. With a solid artistic background his work has helped to renew the tired image of contemporary Cuban cinema. His short films include Stand By, directed by Carlos M. Quintela which marked the beginning of their creative relationship on The Swimming Pool, Sebastian’s second feature film. The Swimming Pool had its international premiere at Berlinale in 2013. His first feature film, Vedado, directed by Asori Soto and Magdiel Apillaga, was presented at Guadalajara International Film festival in 2008. He co-directed UN TRADUCTOR (2018) with his bother, Rodrigo Barriuso.