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Florida Premiere

The Interpreter

Directed by Martin Šulík

Slovakia-Czech Republic-Austria | 113 minutes | 2018

German, Slovak, and Russian with English subtitles

Slovakia’s official entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, The Interpreter is a tragicomic road trip of remembrance, trauma, and guilt filmed against the astoundingly beautiful backdrop of the Carpathian Mountains and evergreen forests. When elderly Ali (Jirí Menzel, Academy Award-winner for Closely Watched Trains) shows up at a doorstep in Austria with a gun in hand, he expects to assassinate the man responsible for his parents’ execution. Instead, he finds the man’s womanizing son, Georg (Peter Simonischek, Academy Award-nominated Toni Erdmann), a 70-year-old former teacher who offers to pay Ali to accompany him on a journey through Slovakia and serve as his translator. Seeking to come to terms with his father’s dark past, Georg tasks Ali with translating the documents contained within his father’s journals and investigating the inscriptions written on the back of aged photographs. The odd couple sets out on a journey to the past through the lush green fields of Slovakia to unearth their intertwined stories.

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Martin Šulík was born in Zilina, Slovakia. He is a writer and director known for The Garden (1995) and Gypsy (2011), which was the Slovak entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Director Martin Šulík
Countries of Production Slovakia-Czech Republic-Austria
Year of Presentation 2018
Language(s) German, Slovak, and Russian with English subtitles
Premiere Status Florida Premiere
Runtime 113 minutes
Principal Cast Jirí Menzel, Peter Simonischek, Zuzana Mauréry, Attila Mokos
Sponsor(s)

Raquel & Riccardo Di Capua, Ruthy & Leo Ghitis, and Sandra Lansing & Jayne Shapiro

Award(s)

Slovakia's entry to the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film

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