Transit (2018)
First screened in September 2018
Director: Christian Petzold. Cast: Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer, Godehard Giese, Lilien Batman, Maryam Zaree, Barbara Auer, Matthias Brändt, Sebastian Hülk, Alex Brendemühl, Trystan Pütter, Antoine Oppenheim, Louison Tresallet, Emilie de Preissac, Justus von Dohnányi. Screenplay: Christian Petzold (based on the novel by Anna Seghers).

Twitter Capsule: Experiments with deadpan surrealism, historical dislocation start strong but peter out. I've grown impatient with Petzold.

VOR:   Repurposes and slightly abstracts a World War II-set novel to evoke what is specific but also transhistorical about modern European anxieties.

Photo © 2018 Huanxi Media Group/Xstream Pictures/Shanghai Film Group/
Office Kitano/MK2 Productions, © 2019 Cohen Media Group

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

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