Newfoundland native Tatiana Maslany wins prize for ‘breakout performance’at Sundance festival
PARK CITY, Utah (CP) — Canadian actress Tatiana Maslany was among the award winners at the close of the 26th Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
The Newfoundland native won a special jury prize for Breakout Performance in World Cinema playing a sexually rebellious 14year-old in Adriana Maggs’ Grown Up Movie Star, which premiered at Robert Redford’s 10-day fest.
The awards were announced Saturday night.
It was the first major onscreen role for Maslany, 24, who was hailed as a major talent by festival director John Cooper and industry journal Variety. She’s best known to Canadians from her cowgirl character Kit Bailey on CBC-TV’s Heartland.
Canadians also did well at the rival Slamdance Film Festival, which ran concurrently with Sundance on the other side of Park City.
Snow and Ashes by Quebec’s Charles-Olivier Michaud, a mystery about a war correspondence who awakens from a coma, took the prize for Best Narrative Film.