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: 50 years of dffb

06:30 pm Cinema 1

Der Bauer auf dem Parkdeck

Flug in Gefahr

Das Frühstück

Unser Mann im All

Man müsste Räuber sein oder zumindest Sprengmeister

*Der Bauer auf dem Parkdeck Harry Rag FRG 1983 35 mm 3 min
*Flug in Gefahr Ludger Blanke FRG 1987 16 mm 8 min
*Das Frühstück Christoph Willems FRG 1987 16 mm 27 min
*Unser Mann im All Michael Freerix Germany 1991 16 mm 24 min
Man müsste Räuber sein oder zumindest Sprengmeister
Jan Bachmann Germany 2015 DCP 25 min

Michael Freerix in person
arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour: Excess and opulence

07:30 pm Cinema 2

Iwan Grosnyi II

*Iwan Grosnyi IIIvan Grozniy part 2
Sergei M. Eisenstein USSR 1943–46/1958
35 mm OV/GeS 85 min

arsenal cinema: 50 years of dffb

09:00 pm Cinema 1

Die Sonne kommt

Sich nennen


*Die Sonne kommt Georg Maas FRG 1988 16 mm 24 min
*Sich nennen Stephan Settele FRG 1990 16 mm 21 min
*Cannae Wolfgang Schmidt FRG 1989 16 mm 52 min

Stephan Settele and Wolfgang Schmidt in person