As part of the DINAMO SCREENINGS on January 28th & 29th, arsenal distribution is showing two works at the International Film Festival Rotterdam: DIE PFERDE DES RITTMEISTERS by Clemens von Wedemeyer (Germany 2015) and XÉNOGÉNÈSE by Morishita Akihiko (Japan 1981). DINAMO is an international network of independent distributors of video art and experimental film.
As part of the series "German Film Festivals on tour" the Goethe Institute in Brussels and BOZAR Cinéma are presenting a selection of Forum films curated by Birgit Kohler from September 14-17: DIE GETRÄUMTEN (THE DREAMED ONES by Ruth Beckermann (Austria 2016, 89'), ELDORADO XXI by Salomé Lamas (Portugal/France 2016, 125'), HISTOIRE DE JUDAS by Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche (France 2015, 99') and QUEEN OF EARTH by Alex Ross Perry (USA 2015, 90'). All films will be presented by the directors and/or Birgit Kohler.
As in previous years, we are presenting a selection of films at the International Short Film Festival in Oberhausen that originally premiered as part of the 2016 Forum Expanded program and now form part of our distribution range: NOW: END OF SEASON (Lebanon 2015) by Ayman Nahle: While US President Ronald Reagan is out horsebackriding, Syrian President Hafiz al-Assad tries in vain to reach him by phone. Ayman Nahle’s short film lets us witness the phone call with White House staff as we watch Syrian refugees waiting in Turkey; THE RIGHT (Germany 2015) by Assaf Gruber: A 73-year-old security guard from the Old Masters Picture Gallery in Dresden writes a letter to the director of the Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź, asking to volunteer as a security guard there; LA CUPOLA (Germany 2016) by Volker Sattel: The portrait of a house without supporting walls, located in the middle of bizarre rock formations. The house once belonged to Monica Vitti and Michelangelo Antonioni. The emptiness of the "cupola", a deserted site, is the starting point for speculations.
As in previous years, the Paris Goethe Institute is showing a selection of Forum titles. From April 13-15, Birgit Kohler will present five films from this year's programme: DEADWEIGHT by Axel Koenzen, DIE GETRÄUMTEN (THE DREAMED ONES) by Ruth Beckermann, RIO CORGO by Maya Cosa and Sergio da Costa, INERTIA by Idan Haguel and LANDSTÜCK (PIECE OF LAND) by Volker Koepp.
The selection is part of the programme "The Berlinale in Paris", which also presents a range of Panorama titles on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the the Teddy Award.