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The Interpreter collects awards at Haifa Film festival!

As the best international film exploring Jewish and Israeli experience, the Slovak-Czech-Austrian co-production The Interpreter with Jiří Menzel was awarded at the Haifa Film Festival in the lead role.

80-year-old interpreter Ali Ungár travels to Vienna in search of the former Nazi officer who might have executed his parents. He finds only his son Georg, a bon vivant retiree who has distanced himself from his father’s past. But Ali’s visit awakens his interest, and the two men take off on a journey across Slovakia in search of surviving witnesses of the wartime tragedy.The heart of Martin Šulík’s bittersweet road movie is the superb chemistry between Peter Simonischek and Jiri Menzel (director of “Closely Watched Trains”).

On 24 September, Jiri Menzel was awarded the Lifetime Lifetime Award at the 34th International Film Festival in Haifa.

On the picture Robert Mikoláš (Czech Centre Tel Aviv) and Peter Holý (Embassy of the Slovak Republic)