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THE TRANSLATOR

Synopsis
In 2000, Sami was the Arabic-English translator for the Syrian Olympic team in Sydney, Australia. A slip of the tongue forced him to stay in Australia and live in exile as a political refugee. In 2011, when the Syrian revolution starts and his brother is arrested, Sami risks everything to return to Syria to find him.

Thriller
France, Switzerland, Syria, Belgium, Qatar, USA
2020
Arabic, English with English subtitles
105 minutes
16+

Directors: Rana Kazkaz, Anas Khalaf
Screenwriter: Rana Kazkaz, Magali Negroni
Cast: Ziad Bakri, Yumna Marwan, David Field
Cinematography: Eric Devin
Editing: Monique Dartonne
Sound: Luc Cuveele, Benjamin Benoit, Denis Séchaud
Music: Thomas Couzinier, Frédéric Kooshmanian
Producer/s: Nicolas Leprêtre, Raphaël Alexandre, Anas Khalaf

Screening Dates

Bethlehem, Dar Yusuf Nasri Jacir for Art and Research, Friday 05.11 20:00