Competition - Fiction

The Translator

By Rana Kazkaz & Anas Khalaf

In 2000, during the Sydney Olympics, a simple slip of the tongue forces Sami, a translator for the Syrian team, to seek asylum in Australia. In 2011, at the onset of the Syrian revolution, his brother is arrested. Sami returns to Damascus to try to find him. Exactly 10 years after the uprising against Assad's regime, this intense thriller, carried by outstanding actors, perfectly retraces the anguish and hope that reigns in Syria. 

Co-presented with RTS and ARTE   French-speaking Switzerland cinema release summer/autumn 2021

  • Section Competition - Fiction
  • Original language(s) English & Arabic
  • Subtitle(s) French & English

JusticeMiddle East


Director(s)
Rana Kazkaz & Anas Khalaf
Writer(s)
Magali Negroni & Rana Kazkaz

Casting

  • Ziad Bakri
  • Yumna Marwan
  • David Field

Distributor

  • Agora Films

Production

  • Tipi'mages Productions
  • Georges Films
  • Synéastes Films
  • Artémis Productions

Cinematographer

  • Eric Devin

Art director

  • Catherine Cosme
Duration
105'
Year
2021
Production country
Syria, France, Switzerland, Belgium & Qatar
Status
Swiss Premiere
Watch the film online

Accessible on demand from 5 to 14 March 2021
(subject to availability)

Followed by a video encounter conversation with the filmmakers