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The Cycle of Czech and Slovak Film: The Interpreter

A unique road movie: two elderly men travel around Slovakia to find the truth about their past.

On the road they find themselves in bizarre situations, meet various people, and gradually put together a mosaic picture of the Central Europe that changes on the outside, but somewhere deep still hides the unsolved conflicts. The protagonists get to know each other’s life, and so better perceive their own actions and re-form their identity anew. The film was made in a Slovak-Austrian-Czech coproduction, and has received the reward for the best international film at the film festival in Haifa, which deals with the Jewish and Israeli experience.

Tlmočník, 2018; directed by Martin Šulik, 113 min. Initial presentation of the film: Benjamin Žbogar.

The Cycle of Czech and Slovak film is organized in cooperation with the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Ljubljana, the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Ljubljana, The Department of Slavistics of the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana and the cultural-artistic society Police Dubove. The students of the Department of Slavistics contributed the Slovene subtitles.