Yella (2007)

Directed by Christian Petzold Yella takes place in some sort of limbo, much like Petzold's most recent film, Transit.  These characters exist just outside of any recognizable time and place, and though there are signs indicating the existence of the real, recognizable world in Yella, our main character never feels a part of it. Yella lives in … Continue reading Yella (2007)

Transit (2018)

Directed by Christian Petzold Transit exists outside of time, at least any sort of familiar sense of time.  It's Casablanca set in the modern day, but that blend of past and present, without getting into the more symbolic elements, makes our own social history feel so immediate. A period piece film having to do with Nazi-occupied France would … Continue reading Transit (2018)