KINO! Film Salon: Transit
KINO! Film Salon is a monthly online film club to discuss German film!
How it works: Each month we’ll choose a German film or series currently available to stream, watch it independently, and come together for a hosted conversation with other fans of German film.
Film: Transit by Christian Petzold, which is available to stream in the U.S. on platforms including Mubi and Prime Video
Set in 1942, Transit follows Georg, a German refugee in Nazi-occupied France, who is desperately looking for an escape. One day, in an act of necessity, he assumes the identity of the dead writer whose transit papers he is carrying. Shortly thereafter, he meets Marie, a mysterious woman searching for her husband—the man whose identity he has stolen.
Hosted by Sydney Levine
Sydney Levine consults, interviews and writes about filmmakers and the film industry. She has taught international film business at universities including UCLA, Chapman, The New School of Social Research, and the University of Television and Film Munich, as well as at festivals including the Cannes Producers Workshop, and Berlinale Talents. She created FilmFinders, the film industry’s first database, which was acquired by IMDb. She currently lives in Berlin and Los Angeles.
KINO! Film Salon is a production of Telescope Film, in partnership with the German Film Office.
Dir. Christian Petzold
With Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer, Godehard Giese, Lilien Batman