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January 1st

January 1st

Twelve-year-old Sebastián’s father has just left. He has supposedly gone to work in Santo Domingo, but everyone knows Sebastián’s parents have split up. In a fit of pique, Sebastián helps a local criminal break into his mother’s restaurant. However, the thief makes off with more than agreed, including an old piano, an heirloom of his father’s. Together with his best friend, Sebastián sets off to the city to get the piano back—and reunite his family.


January 1st


Erika Bagnarello

Year of Release:



Dominican Republic, Costa Rica


Spanish, with English subtitles

Type / Genre:

Narrative Feature


85 minutes




Fri 18 Sept, 11.00am, MovieTowne POS Q&A
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About the Director(s):

Erika Bagnarello

Erika Bagnarello

Erika Bagnarello iis a Costa Rican writer and director. She received her Master’s in Film Production from Florida State University. She has made documentaries, fiction films and TV series and is the founder of the Costa Rica Filmworks production company.

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