SLOVAKIA, CZECH REPUBLIC, AUSTRIA / COMEDY, DRAMA / ENGLISH, RUSSIAN / SUBTITLED / 2018 (113 mins)
Setting off with a pistol, 80-year-old translator Ali Ungár travels from Slovakia to Vienna to take revenge on the former SS man who he believes was responsible for his parents’ execution. But once there, he only encounters the man’s 70-year-old son Georg. Made curious by the older man’s visit, Georg invites the translator to accompany him on a trip through Slovakia. Moving between comedy and poignancy, this intriguing “road movie” captures the challenges facing two very different men trying to shuck off the ghosts of their past.
We will be offering free online streaming of this movie beginning Tuesday noon, August 18 through noon, August 21. To receive the link, RSVP here any time before August 21.
Sponsors: EBIJFF in partnership with the Contra Costa JCC, Cong. B’nai Shalom, Cong. Beth Emek and Cong. B’nai Tikvah
Note: Award-winning author and historian Fred Rosenbaum will be talking about the Jews of Slovakia on Thursday, August 20, at 7:00 pm.