Sat 30 Nov 2019 – Amazing Grace
August 18, 2019
Sat 28th Sept 2019  –  Woman at War
August 18, 2019
Show all

Sat 26th Oct 2019 – Transit

TRANSIT by CHRISTIAN PETZOLD

Transit

Trailer

Director: Christian Petzold

Cast: Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer, Godehard Giese

102 minutes, Germany, France, 2018, 12A

Like many others, German refugee Georg has fled Paris to escape the impending war. He has assumed the identity of a famous but deceased writer, and plans to use the man’s documentation to obtain a transit visa and immigrate to Mexico. But when Georg encounters the dead man’s wife Marie in Marseille, he finds himself dangerously drawn to her.

The latest film from renowned German director Christian Petzold (Barbara, Phoenix) is more than just an adaptation of Anna Seghers’ WWII-set novel. Although the story is anchored in the past, Petzold ambitiously relocates events to a contemporary setting, blurring the lines between past and present, and creating ambiguity for the viewer. The result is a thrilling and unique piece of work.

 

Festivals:

Berlin International Film Festival 2018

Sydney Film Festival 2018

Toronto International Film Festival 2018

Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2019

 

Awards

Winner – Best Film, Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2019

 

Quotes:

“An existential thriller about loss, trauma, statelessness and historical amnesia, Transit is the latest from the German director Christian Petzold … By turns intimate and expansive, Transit is a thrilling, at times harrowing labyrinth of a movie.” 

Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

 

“The fascination of Transit is the way it keeps us uncertain what kind of film we’re watching, and uncertain of characters’ motives.”

– Jonathan Romney, Film Comment Magazine

Comments are closed.