Transit (fic.)

Dom omladine Beograda, 10. nov, 16:00
Jugoslovenska kinoteka, 11. nov, 20:30
Kombank dvorana, 12. nov, 19:00
Kulturni centar Novog Sada, 11. nov, 21:00
Niški kulturni centar, 11. nov, 18:00

Transit (fic.)

Director: Christian Petzold
Country: Germany, France
Year: 2018.
Runtime: 102’
Language: German, French
Cast: Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer, Godehard Giese

Production: Schramm Film, Neon Production
Distribution: Five Stars Film Distribution
Website: www.transit-der-film.de/
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International selection

Synopsis

The German troops are just outside Paris. Georg escapes to Marseille at the last moment. His luggage contains the legacy of a writer named Weidel, who took his own life out of fear of persecution. This legacy comprises a manuscript, some letters and the Mexican Embassy’s assurance of a visa. Only those who can prove that they will leave are allowed in this port town, and this means you need an entry permit from a potential host country. Assuming the identity of Weidel, Georg tries to obtain one of the few scarce passages on a ship.

Directors’ biography

Born in Hilden, Germany in 1960, he has lived in Berlin since 1981. He studied German and theatre at Freie Universität Berlin and then, between 1988 and 1994, film at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (dffb). Whilst there he worked as an assistant director to Harun Farocki and Hartmut Bitomsky. In 1995 he directed his first feature film. The State I Am In, won the German Film Award in Gold. After having presented his films Ghosts and Yella in the Berlinale Competition, he won the Silver Bear for Best Director with Barbara in 2012.

Festivals and awards:
Berlin International Film Festival 2018
Sydney Film Festival, 2018
New Zealand International Film Festival, 2018