February 2020, arsenal cinema

Filmmakers’ Choice


DOCES PODERES (Sweet Power, Lúcia Murat, Brazil 1996) is a chronicle of the first post-dictatorship elections that took place in Brazil in 1989 told from the perspective of the media. It is well known that TV Globo edited the final debate between the presidential candidates Collor de Mellos and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in such a way that it favored the former who went on to win the election. In 1990, Collor de Mellos disbanded cultural funding structures which effectively disabled feature film production. Twenty years later, history is repeating itself like a macabre nightmare. Since taking power in 2019, the current president has re-destroyed the film industry in Brazil. DOCES PODERES anticipates - in a latent way - the themes at the center of debate in Brazil today, such as racism and female emancipation. Combining politics, power and seduction, the plot borrows from the narrative structures of telenovelas and TV stars also starred in the film. (md/gj) (10.2.)

arsenal cinema: Homage Marina Vlady – Star, cosmopolitan, activist

06:30 pm Cinema 1


Sirokkó Miklós Jancsó
Hungary/France 1969 35 mm OV/EnS 80 min

Marina Vlady in person
arsenal cinema: 70 mm / Homage Marina Vlady

09:00 pm Cinema 1

Sjuschet dlja nebolschogo rasskasa

Suzhet dlya nebolshogo rasskaza Subject for a Short Story
Sergei Yutkevich USSR/F 1969 With Nikolai Grinko, Rolan Bykow
70 mm OV/EnS 86 min

Marina Vlady in person
arsenal cinema: 21 archives

10:00 pm Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Brincando Com O Sol

Anunciaron tormenta

Brincando Com O Sol Playing with the Sun Celeste Vargas
Brazil 2003 without dialogue 4 min
*Anunciaron tormenta Storm Was Coming Javier Fernández Vázquez
Spain 2020 OV/EnS 87 min

Open Air cinema at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Admission: 5 / 3 €