Showed at Images 3/22/2019–3/28/2019

Starring: Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer

Showing in Cinema Pop-Up

Internationally-acclaimed film director Christian Petzold (Barbara, Phoenix) is one of the most celebrated German directors working today. His new film boldly tells a World War II era story drained of the trappings of the time, to make the story that much more relevant to our present day concerns.

In this brilliant and haunting modern-day adattation of Anna Seghers’s 1942 novel, Transit Visa, Georg, a German refugee 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.

  • Director: Christian Petzold
  • Runtime: 1 hour 41 minutes
  • Genre: Drama

“By turns intimate and expansive, Transit is a thrilling, at times harrowing labyrinth of a movie.”

– New York Times