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Sliff 2018 Review – Transit

Transit screens at this year’s St. Louis International Film Festival Thursday, Nov. 8 at 2:15pm and again Sunday, Nov. 11 at 3:00pm. Both screenings are at the Plaza Frontenac. Ticket information can be found Here and Here

Review by Stephen Tronicek

There’s a moment in the second act of Christian Petzold’s new film Transit that summarizes the strength of Petzold’s cinematic form. Georg (Frank Regowski), an immigrant who has fled to a new country, an impending occupation following him helps a young boy fix a radio. Once the radio is fixed a simple, yet longing, tune springs from it. Georg freezes and upon being asked by the little boy what the song is he recalls that it is one his mother sang him to sleep with.

There are many great, deeply personal things about Transit. The performances are beautiful and the rich colors of the frame

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