“With Transit, director Christian Petzold creates a Second World War adventure that is not a sentimental costume drama and a contemporary political parable that is not a didactic sermon - and produces a highly entertaining film into the bargain.” Kate Taylor, Globe and Mail. As fascism spreads, a German refugee flees to Marseille and assumes the identity of the dead writer whose transit papers he is carrying. Living among refugees from around the world, he falls for 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.
NR; 101 minutes; German and French with English subtitles
Magnolia at the Modern is an ongoing series featuring critically acclaimed films. Tickets are $10; $8 for Modern members; $7 for Reel People. The Sunday noon show time is half price. Advance sales begin two hours prior to each show.