WATCH THIS: Q&A with TRANSIT Director Christian Petzold
TRANSIT opens Friday March 29, at the AFS Cinema. Purchase Tickets.
From director Christian Petzold (PHOENIX). As fascism spreads, German refugee Georg (Franz Rogowski) flees to Marseille and assumes the identity of the dead writer whose transit papers he is carrying. Living among refugees from around the world, Georg falls for Marie (Paula Beer), a mysterious woman searching for her husband–the man whose identity he has stolen. Adapted from Anna Segher’s 1942 novel, TRANSIT transposes the original story to the present, blurring periods to create a timeless exploration of the plight of displaced people.
Christian Petzold discussed his new film TRANSIT at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Watch the Q&A and gain insight into the director’s vision and process into the adaption of the novel on the screen.