Brussels Transit

Price
Prijs
Prix
€ 3,50
Language
Taal
Langue
Yiddish
Subtitles
Ondertitels
Sous-titres
Dutch, English, French
Only available in
Enkel beschikbaar in
Disponible uniquement en
Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration
Duur
Longueur
80'
Aspect Ratio
Beeldverhouding
Format d'image
1.66

Brussels Transit is Samy Szlingerbaum’s only full-length film. It tells the story of his parents’ arrival in Belgium in 1947. They were Polish Jews who had spent ten days travelling across Europe by train. Samy was born two years later. The film, spoken in Yiddish, is his mother’s story of their journey and narrates the attempts of the family to build a home, the struggle to find illicit work and their efforts to integrate into the country of their exile, without papers or any knowledge of the language.

“This is the threnody of rootlessness and marginality, set in the neighbourhood of the Brussels Midi Station. ‘their area, their burrow, their kingdom – today I still have the impression that they are camping there’ (S. Szlingerbaum). The 80 minutes of the film avidly probe this past of his mother’s memories via the voice-over, songs, whispered confidences and a handful of fictional scenes also in Yiddish, ‘a language which is dying out as its last speakers are lost in the city,’ in the words of the director.”

René Michelems

Price
Prijs
Prix
€ 3,50
Language
Taal
Langue
Yiddish
Subtitles
Ondertitels
Sous-titres
Dutch, English, French
Only available in
Enkel beschikbaar in
Disponible uniquement en
Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration
Duur
Longueur
80'
Aspect Ratio
Beeldverhouding
Format d'image
1.66
A Film by
Een film van
Un film de
With
Met
Avec
Hélène Lapiower, Boris Lehman, Jeremy Wald, Adeline Liebman
Script
Scenario
Scénario
Samy Szlingerbaum
Image
Beeld
Image
Michel Houssiau
Sound
Geluid
Son
Richard Werthé
Producer
Producent
Producteur
Marilyn Watelet
Editing
Montage
Montage
Eva Houdova
Sound Mix
Klankmix
Mixage son
Hennequin
Production
Productie
Production
Paradise Films
In association with
In samenwerking met
En association avec
Ministère de la Communauté française de Belgique