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.
Berlin International Film Festival 2018
Sydney Film Festival 2018
Toronto International Film Festival 2018
Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2019
Winner – Best Film, Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2019
“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
All screenings commence at 8pm, unless otherwise stated.
Attendance at a single screening: Adult €8 or Concession €6 on the door.