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Brussels Transit
Dir.: Samy Szlingerbaum | 80 minutes

Brussels Transit

Belgium 1980 | 80 minutes | Yiddish, French | Hebrew, English subtitles

In one of the first postwar films in Yiddish, director Samy Szlingerbaum retells the story of his childhood through his parents’ immigration to Belgium after WW2 and their subsequent failure to adjust. Stunningly photographed, Brussels Transit weaves together haunting footage of postwar Brussels with astounding black and white photography, offering an emotional journey into one family’s poignant longing for a sense of home alongside European Jewry’s overwhelming isolation after the War. 

Original title:
BRUXELLES TRANSIT