New­found­land na­tive Ta­tiana Maslany wins prize for ‘break­out per­for­mance’at Sun­dance fes­ti­val

Cape Breton Post - - ARTS/ ENTERTAINMENT -

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.

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