TRANSIT (2018)

Post-screening panel discussion co-presented by the German Historical Institute and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany on Dec. 8

This exquisite adaptation of Anna Seghers' 1942 novel about German refugees trying to escape Nazi-occupied France gains additional resonance from director Christian Petzold's (BARBARA, PHOENIX) daring decision to eschew any '40s period trappings, instead telling the tale in contemporary settings and dress. Modern-day Marseille becomes a compelling stage for history: 75 years ago, against a backdrop of apartment buildings and commercial centers, a refugee crisis was taking place, one with eerie reverberations in today's resurgent ethno-nationalism. The excellent cast includes Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer, Godehard Giese, Barbara Auer and Alex Brendemühl. DIR/SCR Christian Petzold, from the novel by Anna Seghers; PROD Antonin Dedet, Florian Koerner von Gustorf. Germany/France, 2018, color, 101 min. In German, French and French Sign Language with English subtitles. NOT RATED

No AFI Member passes accepted.

101 Minutes
Historical drama
Saturday, December 08, 2018
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