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Wednesday, May 8th, at 7:15pm
As fascism spreads, German refugee Georg (Franz Rogowski) flees to Marseille and assumes the identity of the dead writer whose transit papers he is carrying. Living among refugees from around the world, Georg falls for Marie (Paula Beer), a mysterious woman searching for her husband – the man whose identity he has stolen. Adapted from Anna Segher’s 1944 novel, Transit transposes the original story to the present, blurring periods to create a timeless exploration of the plight of displaced people. From director Christian Petzold (Phoenix, Barbara) and based on Anna Segher’s 1942 novel of the same name. In French and German with subtitles. (101 mins)
“An existential thriller about loss, trauma, statelessness and historical amnesia, the brilliant Transit is the latest from the German director Christian Petzold.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
“This is a richly rewarding film, packed with ideas and riddles, that will surely benefit from repeat viewings.” – Ed Fankl, The Film Stage