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‘Benzinho,’ ‘Tierra Adentro,’ ‘Un Traductor’ Win 8th Iff Panama

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‘Benzinho,’ ‘Tierra Adentro,’ ‘Un Traductor’ Win 8th Iff Panama
Panama City — Posting a record in admissions, said festival director Pituka Ortega Heilbron, the 8th Iff Panama wrapped Wednesday with the closing film “The Sentence,” screened in the presence of actor Edward James Olmos.

Gustavo Pizzi’s “Benzinho” won best Ibero-American fiction film, Mauro Colombo’s “Tierra Adentro” Best Documentary, about the endangered jungle on the border between Panama and Colombia, and Sebastian and Rodrigo Barriuso’s “Un Traductor,” about Chernobyl victims being treated in 1989 Havana, won best film from Central America and the Caribbean, sponsored by Copa Airlines, Revista K and Master Card respectively.

In the 5th Primera Mirada, Iff Panama’s pix-in-post sidebar, Ana Elena Tejera’s “Panquiaco” scooped a $10,000 cash prize and a trip to Cannes Film Market and Fernando F. Blanco Rivas’ “Por eso vengo al río” a $5,000 prize. The sidebar screened five films from Central America and the Caribbean.

“Panquiaco,” about Cebaldo – a reincarnation of
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Arthouse Distributor Film Movement Grows TV Footprint With ‘Sara Stein’ Dramas From Beta & Doc Series ‘Nazi Junkies’

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U.S. distributor Film Movement is growing its TV footprint with the acquisitions of four TV movies from Beta Film and documentary series Hidden History (which will be renamed Nazi Junkies) from Paris-based outfit #Edith Paris.

“Although we’ve long built our catalog with award-winning feature films from around the world, we’re excited to be turning our attentions to acquisitions of broadcast content,” explained Film Movement President Michael Rosenberg. “Now more than ever, there are countless hours of intriguing programming perfect for North American audiences, and we’re looking forward to expanding Film Movement’s library with compelling television-based content.”

The four Sara Stein TV movies (4×90), which Film Movement will distribute across North America, follow the cases of Berlin criminal investigator Sara Stein (Katharina Lorenz), who cultivates a low-key style, abhors violence and spends much of her work between Tel Aviv and the German capital. The four movies comprise Sara Stein: Shalom Berlin,
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Sundance 2018 Review: Un Traductor Pulls The Right Heart Strings

There's an inherent risk in making films based on real stories. Seasoned cinephiles and film buffs will know that the promise is never fulfilled' as we later dive into Wikipedia, we notice how many inconsistencies and liberties were made regarding the true facts of human beings who walked this Earth and that lent (or not) the happenings in their lives for our entertainment, may that be of any quality. Yet, the issue with Un Traductor is different, as its two directors are brothers (Rodrigo and Sebastián Barriuso), but they're also the sons of the protagonist of the film, giving the entire enterprise a much more luminous perspective, as well as an assurance that the events will be as truthful as they can be to the...

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‘Un Traductor’ Clip: Rodrigo Santoro Doesn’t Have A Choice [Sundance Exclusive]

There are some stories that are almost too unbelievable to be real, but sometimes, the best people to spin those stories are those closest to the event. Sundance Film Festival World Drama entry “Un Traductor” intriguingly finds directors Rodrigo and Sebastián Barriuso bringing the story of their father’s experience to life on the big screen.

Starring Rodrigo Santoro, Maricel Álvarez, Yoandra Suárez, Nikita Semenov, Jorge Carlos Pérez Herrera, Genadijs Dolganovs, Milda Gecaite, Laura Mia, Ravelo Hernández, and Aleksandra Maslennikova, “Un Traductor” follows a Russian literature professor in Cuba, who is called in to help translate, when children affected by the Chernobyl disaster are sent to Cuba for treatment.

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‘Un Traductor’: An Underwhelming Drama About A Fascinating True Story [Sundance Review]

It isn’t a whole lotta fun, reviewing an underwhelming film whose intentions are in the right place. But it must be done. So here goes: “Un Traductor” is directed by two first-time filmmakers, Rodrigo and Sebastián Barriuso, and tells the story of their father, Malin. Here played by Rodrigo Santoro, Malin was a professor of Russian Literature in Havana at the time of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

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