2018. Cuba/Canada. 107 min. Spanish, Russian. Subtitled.
Director: Sebastián Barriuso Gonzales-Mora, Rodrigo Barriuso Gonzales-Mora. Featuring: Rodrigo Santoro, Maricel Álvarez, Milda Gecaite, Nataliya Rodina.
In the wake of the Chernobyl nuclear crisis, Malin, a professor of Russian Literature at the University of Havana, must act as a translator between Cuban doctors and young victims sent from the Soviet Union to receive medical treatment. After the initial shock of their injuries, Malin quickly bonds with the ailing children. As he becomes more involved in the patients’ lives, Malin begins to neglect his own family’s needs. When the Berlin Wall is torn down, Cuba enters a state of financial disaster and Malin must confront his inattention in order to return home to his wife and young son.
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