Brussels Transit / Bruxelles-transit

In one of the first postwar films in Yiddish, director Samy Szlingerbaum excavates his childhood through his parents’ immigration to the “promised land” of Belgium after WW-II and their subsequent failure to adjust. Weaving together haunting footage of postwar Brussels and astounding black and white photography, this film gestures at surrealist and avant-garde cinema to portray his—and his family’s—poignant longing for a sense of home, and, alongside that, European Jewry’s overwhelming isolation after the war. (From https://www.filmlinc.org/films/brussels-transit/ )

Original title:
Bruxelles-transit
Year:
1982
Length:
80 minutes
Country:
Director:
Samy Szlingerbaum

Shown at

  1. New York Jewish Film Festival - 2019

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