By Rodrigo BARRIUSO, Sebastian BARRIUSO

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Drama - Completed 2018

Cuba, 1989: a Russian Literature professor is ordered to work as a translator for child victims of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster sent to Cuba for medical treatment.

& Awards

Ventana Sur 2018
Video Library
Sundance 2018
World Cinema Drama
Guadalajara FICG 2018
San Francisco 2018
Official Selection
Shanghai 2018
Golden Goblet for Best Director
    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 107 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Rodrigo BARRIUSO, Sebastian BARRIUSO
    • Writer(s)
    • Lindsay GOSSLING
    • Producer(s)
    • Sebastian BARRIUSO (CREATIVE ARTISANS MEDIA), Lindsay GOSSLING (Involving Pictures)
    • Synopsis
    • In the wake of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, Malin, a Russian literature professor at The University of Havana, is sent to translate between Cuban doctors and children sent from the USSR for medical treatment. Torn from the abstract world of academia and
      forced into the relentlessly real world of medicine, Malin becomes increasingly depressed. When he meets a child who tells him a story, Malin connects with the kids and finds his way through. Just as he adapts to his new job, the Berlin Wall falls and Cuba enters the deepest economic crisis the island has ever known. But Malin is now so entrenched in the lives of the Chernobyl
      Children that he doesn’t notice his young family suffering. He must find his way back to his wife and child through the lessons he learns at the hospital – and become a better person on the way.