Movie of the Week: ‘Transit’

AHFW’s Movie of the Week:  Writer/director Christian Petzold’s movie is a surreal puzzler that begins two moves ahead of us, and then we play catch-up for most of the 101-minute runtime.  Georg (Franz Rogowski) is on the run.  He’s a German living in Paris, but he needs to quickly flee the city and country.  He’s close to his escape while hiding in Marseille and waiting for his getaway-ship to arrive.  As Georg lingers in this seaside city, one might wonder why the events occur during World War II, when everything on-screen looks like 2019.  Meanwhile a mysterious woman (Paula Beer) repeatedly appears in his life for a few seconds and then scurries away.  It is not important to actively investigate your questions during Petzold’s film, but rather, let the narrative run through you.    (Our full “Transit” movie review is here:  “Don’t let ‘Transit’ pass you by”)

⭐⭐⭐⭐  out of ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Image and Trailer credits:  Music Box Films

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