/films
eng
Films
Genre: drama
Synopsis

The German troops are just outside Paris. At the last moment Georg manages to escape to Marseille. The port town only lets in persons who have an entry permit for a new host country, proving that they are only passing through. Assuming the identity of a writer named Weidel, Georg tries to obtain one of the few scarce passages on a ship. But when he meets the mysterious Marie, his plans change.

„Transit” is based on Anna Seghers’ eponymous novel written while she was in exile. Christian Petzold delivers his most emotional film to date, with stellar young actors Franz Rogowski and Paula Beer in the leads. In a chilling twist he connects masterfully the then and the now: The film is set in a contemporary Marseille populated by characters from the past. And so, refugees from back then meet refugees from today, history meets the present, and all stories are joined to create one eternal transit space.

Cristoph Gröner

Director
Christian Petzold

(b. 1960) studied drama, and German language and literature. He worked for television in various capacities and in 1988–94 studied at the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin. Petzold’s film “Die Innere Sicherheit” (PÖFF 2001) received a German Film Award in Gold. By 2012, he has managed to make two more TV films and six additional features, among which “Yella” (2007), “Barbara” (2012) and "Phoenix" (2014), which were screened also at PÖFF.

Filmography
  • Die Innere Sicherheit (Kindlustunne, 2000, PÖFF 2001)
  • Toter Mann (Surnud mees, 2001, PÖFF 2002)
  • Wolfsburg (PÖFF 2003)
  • Gespenster (2004)
  • Yella (PÖFF 2007)
  • Jerichow (2008)
  • Barbara (PÖFF 2012)
  • Phoenix (Fööniks, PÖFF 2014)
  • Transit (2018)
Tue, 20.11.2018
5:00 pm
Tartu, 
Elektriteater
051806
Subtitles: 
EST, ENG, RUS
Screening code: 051806
Fri, 23.11.2018
7:30 pm
Tallinn, 
Apollo Kino Solaris
Hall 4
081206
Subtitles: 
EST, ENG, RUS
Screening code: 081206
Movie guests
 
Mon, 26.11.2018
6:45 pm
Tallinn, 
Apollo Kino Solaris
Hall 4
111206
Subtitles: 
EST, ENG, RUS
Screening code: 111206
Screenings with guests might end later than expected.
Film info
Country: Germany
Year: 2018
Duration: 101 minutes
Languages: German, French
Director: Christian Petzold
Producers: Florian Koerner von Gustorf, Michael Weber
Writer: Christian Petzold
DOP: Hans Fromm
Montage: Bettina Böhler
Composer: Stefan Will
Cast: Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer, Godehard Giese
Productions: Schramm Film, Koerner & Weber
Distributor: A-One Films Estonia
Festivals: Berlin, Hong Kong, Jerusalem, Toronto, Vancouver, New York
Synopsis

The German troops are just outside Paris. At the last moment Georg manages to escape to Marseille. The port town only lets in persons who have an entry permit for a new host country, proving that they are only passing through. Assuming the identity of a writer named Weidel, Georg tries to obtain one of the few scarce passages on a ship. But when he meets the mysterious Marie, his plans change.

„Transit” is based on Anna Seghers’ eponymous novel written while she was in exile. Christian Petzold delivers his most emotional film to date, with stellar young actors Franz Rogowski and Paula Beer in the leads. In a chilling twist he connects masterfully the then and the now: The film is set in a contemporary Marseille populated by characters from the past. And so, refugees from back then meet refugees from today, history meets the present, and all stories are joined to create one eternal transit space.

Cristoph Gröner

Director
Christian Petzold

(b. 1960) studied drama, and German language and literature. He worked for television in various capacities and in 1988–94 studied at the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin. Petzold’s film “Die Innere Sicherheit” (PÖFF 2001) received a German Film Award in Gold. By 2012, he has managed to make two more TV films and six additional features, among which “Yella” (2007), “Barbara” (2012) and "Phoenix" (2014), which were screened also at PÖFF.

Filmography
  • Die Innere Sicherheit (Kindlustunne, 2000, PÖFF 2001)
  • Toter Mann (Surnud mees, 2001, PÖFF 2002)
  • Wolfsburg (PÖFF 2003)
  • Gespenster (2004)
  • Yella (PÖFF 2007)
  • Jerichow (2008)
  • Barbara (PÖFF 2012)
  • Phoenix (Fööniks, PÖFF 2014)
  • Transit (2018)