november 2017, arsenal cinema

Harun Farocki: Year by Year / Side by Side (3)

"Year by Year/Side by Side" is the most comprehensive retrospective of Harun Farocki’s cinema and television work to date. Alongside the exhibition "Harun Farocki: Mit anderen Mitteln – By Other Means" (curated by Antje Ehmann and Carlos Guerra) at the neuer berliner kunstverein, the temporary "Farocki Now" academy organized by the Harun Farocki Institut at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt and the silent green Kulturquartier and the recent publication of his incomplete autobiography, the program gives audiences a chance to become acquainted, or reacquainted, with the documentarian's oeuvre and all the many directions it points in. Numerous productions thought lost or seldom shown were able to be researched in archives and brought together.

We continue the retrospective with numerous film screenings and discussions from November 20-30.


november 2017, arsenal cinema

Magical History Tour
 – Painting in Motion

Paintings, sketches, etchings, drawings and the people that create them have always been a point of reference for filmmakers, cinematographers, scriptwriters, and not least production designers. Using film to breathe movement into motionless pictorial art provides the visual worlds of the original artworks with new contexts and paves the way for a whole range of different semantic and perceptional shifts. Grappling with aspects of the lives and creative processes of artists and stylistic movements in cinematic terms opens up new perspectives on art history as an echo chamber for the production of film images. This month's Magical History Tour is showing examples of the productive relationship between painting and film that span eight decades.

november 2017, arsenal cinema

Gadalla Gubara

Sudanese filmmaker Gadalla Gubara (1921–2008) shot films from the 50s until his death with which he documented the political and social development of Sudan over more than 50 years. His cinematic legacy was able to be digitized in 2013 and 2016 by Arsenal with the help of funding from the Foreign Office’s Cultural Heritage program. On November 22, Arsenal presents his first feature TAJOUJE (Sudan 1979) from his oeuvre, which was shot in one of the most remote regions of Sudan and is based on a famous Sudanese love story. His final film LES MISÉRABLES (Sudan 2007), which will be shown at SAVVY Contemporary the following day, was shot by Gubara at the age of 87 with the help of his daughter Sara Gubara, who we will also be welcoming to the screening of the film. The film is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Victor Hugo.

arsenal cinema: 8. ALFILM – Arab Film Festival Berlin

04:00 pm Cinema 2

Ayny, My Second Eye

Ayny, My Second Eye Ahmad Saleh Germany 2016
DCP OV/EnS 11 min

With a live performance by the director
Followed  by Emerging Talents Connection
arsenal cinema: 8. ALFILM – Arab Film Festival Berlin

06:00 pm Cinema 1

Bezness as Usual

Bezness as Usual Alex Pitstra Netherlands 2016
DCP OV/EnS 92 min

Followed by a discussion with Alex Pitstra
arsenal cinema: 8. ALFILM – Arab Film Festival Berlin

07:00 pm Cinema 2

Night Shift

One Minute

Bread and Tea

And Romeo Married Juliet

Fathy Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Let's Bleat

Short film program "Time"
Night Shift Hisham Sharafeddine Lebanon 2015
DCP OV/EnS 7 min
One Minute Dina Naser Jordan/Belgium 2015
DCP OV/EnS 11 min
Bread and Tea Sarah Kaskas, Liliane Rahal Lebanon 2016
DCP OV/EnS 16 min
And Romeo Married Juliet Hinde Boujemaa Tunisia 2014
DCP OV/EnS 18 min
Fathy Doesn’t Live Here Anymore Maged Nader Egypt 2016
DCP OV/EnS 10 min
Let's Bleat El Mehdi Azzam Morocco/France 2016
DCP OV/EnS 26 min

Followed by a discussion with Dina Naser and El Mehdi Azzam
arsenal cinema: 8. ALFILM – Arab Film Festival Berlin

08:00 pm Cinema 1

Ghost Hunting

Ghost Hunting Raed Andoni
France/Palestine/Switzerland/Qatar 2017
DCP OV/EnS 94 min

Followed by a discussion with the protagonists
arsenal cinema: 8. ALFILM – Arab Film Festival Berlin

09:00 pm Cinema 2

Little Eagles

Little Eagles Mohamed Rashad Egypt/Lebanon 2016
DCP OV/EnS 77 min

Followed by a discussion with Mohamed Rashad