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March 5, 2023

Moderator: Kerri VanderHoff

Panelists: Ben Friedman (Film) and Donovan Anderson & Katharina Häusler-Gross (Culture)

Director: Christian Petzold

Year: 2018

Country: Germany

In a dystopian Europe that has succumbed to fascism, a German man attempting to escape occupied France falls in love with the wife of a dead author whose identity he has assumed.

Festival Premiere

2018 Berlin International Film Festival

Official Selection


Best Foreign Language Film, Nominee

2019 National Board of Review Awards

Outstanding Feature Film, Nominee

69th German Film Awards

"By turns intimate and expansive, Transit is a thrilling, at times harrowing labyrinth of a movie. Petzold draws from both the traditional European art film and the mainstream commercial cinema without embracing their orthodoxies."

-- Manohla Dargis, New York Times

"It’s a lesson in empathy for the stateless, and yet for all its inferences, both historical and contemporary, there’s a depth of yearning in its heart that’s not so far from Bogart and Bergman in Casablanca."

-- Trevor Johnston, Little White Lies

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