19th Annual NJJFF: The InterpreterMarch 29 @ 11:30 am
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March 29 @ 11:30 am
19th Annual NJJFF: The Interpreter
With both tragic and comic overtones, the film tells of octogenarian Ali Ungar, who sets out to take revenge on the SS officer who executed his parents in Slovakia. Instead, he finds the Nazi’s 70-year-old son, Georg, who had avoided his father all his life and offers to be Ali’s interpreter. The two men embark on a bittersweet journey to meet surviving witnesses of the wartime tragedy, on the way discovering their own identity.
Official Entry (Slovakia)—Best Foreign Language Film, 2019 Academy Awards
Winner—Film Critics Circle Award, San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 2018
Official Selection, Berlin International Film Festival 2018
Run time: 114 min
Genre – Narrative
Director – Martin Šulík
Year – 2018
Country –Slovak Republic, Czech Republic, Austria
Language – German, Slovakian
Topics – History, Drama, Comedy
This film is brought to you by Myrna & Lenny Comerchero and Marilyn & Monroe Markovitz