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Ingemo Engström and Gerhard Theuring: Escape Route to Marseille

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In 1977 directors Ingemo Engström and Gerhard Theuring embarked on a journey through France to prepare their adaptation of Anna Segher’s exile novel Transit, making a 'working journal with images', as they described it. Their essayistic approach to film adaptation follows the escape route of German emigration from Nazi Germany (and Seghers's own route), documenting the places, talking to witnesses, layering the past and the present. The result is a film in two parts, mixing fictional and documentary elements, and performing a thorough investigation of exile and cultural resistance against fascism during World War Two.

Escape Route to Marseille, Images from a working journal (1977) on the novel Transit (1941) by Anna Seghers.
West Germany 1977, Colour, DCP (16mm), Part 1: 90 mins, Part 2: 120 mins. With English subtitles.
Directors: Ingemo Engström and Gerhard Theuring. With Katharina Thalbach, Rüdiger Vogler, Francois Mouren-Provensal. Witnesses Hamburg: Ruth Fabian, Paris; Peter Gingold, Frankfurt; Alfred Kantorowicz / Witnesses Paris: Ernst Erich Noth, Frankfurt; Ida und Vladimir Pozner.


The screening is part of the series Transit by Anna Seghers - Film Adaptions & Reading Group

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