Location: Bartos Screening Room
Dir. Christian Petzold. France/Germany. 2018, 101 mins. In French and German with English subtitles. With Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer, Godehard Giese, Lilien Batman, Maryam Zaree. In Christian Petzold’s haunting modern-day adaptation of Anna Seghers’s 1942 novel, Transit Visa, Georg, a German refugee (Franz Rogowski), flees to Marseille assuming the identity of a recently deceased writer whose papers he is carrying. There he delves into the delicate and complex culture of the refugee community, becoming enmeshed in the lives of a young mother and son and falling for a mysterious woman named Marie (Paula Beer). View trailer
“An existential thriller about loss, trauma, statelessness, and historical amnesia, Transit is the latest from the German director Christian Petzold, an electrifying, original filmmaker. [An] extraordinary, haunted movie.”—Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
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