May 2018, arsenal cinema

Points of View

FIRMAMENTUM CONTINUITAS, 2016

The Udk film institute presents new monographies from graduates of the Art and Media program. Ljupcho Temelkovski’s MARGINA documents the arduous everyday life of a Macedonian Roma family, which is marked by sacrifice, humiliation, and a talent for improvisation born of necessity. Esteban Rivera Ariza’s trilogy deals with knowledge and belief. DIE VERSTEINERTEN explores the preservation and the resuscitation of the dead. In FIRMAMENTUM CONTINUITAS, a cosmonaut gives an account of his secret agreements with the Pope. WISDOM TEETH describes the geological research carried out by Nikolaus Steno (1669) on fossilized sharks’ teeth on a mountain. Cavo Kernich’s feature MIKEL depicts the everyday life of a young asylum-seeker called Mikel (Jonathan Aikins). He accompanies him at work and on his wanderings through an inhospitable Berlin. Outside the shadowy realm of his illegal job, he remains alone with his dreams and desires. (bs) (9.5.)