Film Tlmocnik to Compete in 2019 Oscars Race

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Bratislava, August 7 (TASR) – The Slovak Film and Television Academy (SFTA) has selected a road movie called Tlmocnik (The Interpreter, 2018) as the national nominee for the category of best foreign language film at the 2019 Academy Awards in February, TASR learnt from SFTA PR manager Peter Gasparik on Tuesday.

Directed by Slovak director Martin Sulik, the movie follows the story of two elderly men who are on their journey throughout Slovakia, partly linked and partly divided by the common past. The road movie starring German actor Peter Simonischek, known especially for his German drama Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade, 2016), and legendary Czech director Jiri Menzel was premiered at the Berlinale film festival in February and is also set to compete in the European Film Awards, sometimes called the European Oscars.

Tlmocnik was selected out of 12 Slovak movies, including the historical drama Dubcek (directed by Laco Halama), the documentary Meciar (directed by Tereza Nvotova) as well as the thriller Doverny nepriatel (Intimate Enemy, directed by Karel Janak), whose premiere is scheduled for August 19.