June 2012, arsenal cinema

German premiere: ALPI

ALPI, 2011

DCP is not only a new format for cinema films but also a new medium in visual art. We present the German premiere of Armin Linke's ALPI(2011), the result of seven years of research about perceptions of the landscape of the Alps and a journey which took in the eight bordering nations, and even Dubai. The film does not depict the Alps from the point of view of alpine romanticism nor as a source of nature, but firmly grounds them in today's Europe as a hotbed of modernity and its illusions. It is no coincidence that Armin Linke shot the film in analogue 16mm and then transferred it to the DCP format.

"Going to the Alps? Thinking of trekking outdoors? Dreaming of skiing in Switzerland? Watch Armin Linke′s film first. Beware. You will always be inside, deep inside laboratories, factories, ski resorts, or Swiss bunkers hidden in the mountains. Armin Linke has succeeded in doing with film what he has been doing for years with photography: situate the envelopes inside which our existence unfolds. This is the most uncritical film ever made about the utter artificiality of the modern world. But "uncritical" has to be taken just as positively as "artificial." (Bruno Latour, 2011)

Based on a research project of Piero Zanini, Renato Rinaldi and Armin Linke.

We are pleased to welcome Armin Linke, as well as the writer and curator Doreen Mende, to the premiere. (17.6.)

arsenal cinema: The DEFA Foundation Presents

07:00 pm Cinema 2

Es lebe die Liebe

Es lebe die Liebe Erich Engel Germany 1943 35 mm GV 89 min

Introduced by Ralf Schenk
arsenal cinema: Arab Shorts

07:15 pm Cinema 1

Le monde sous la table


Children of Fire

Merely a Smell

Paper Dress

Sans titre

Al wadi (The Valley)

With Soul, With Blood

Opening - Programm 2011 – Ala Younis: Everything is Alright, Officer

Le monde sous la table Mohssin Harraki Morocco/France 2010 OV/EnS 8 min

2026 Maha Maamoun Egypt 2010 OV/EnS 10 min

Children of Fire Mohammed Al Hawajrii Palestine 2009 OV 3 min

Merely a Smell Maher Abi Samra Lebanon 2007 OV/FrenchS 10 min

Paper Dress Kasem Kharsa Jordan/Egypt 2009 OV/EnS 7 min

Sans titre (Untitled) Neil Beloufa Algeria/France 2010 OV/EnS 15 min

Al wadi (The Valley) Firas Taybeh Jordan 2011 OV/EnS 13 min

With Soul, With Blood Rabih Mroué Lebanon 2006 OV/EnS 4 min

DVD / Blue ray

Yazan Khalili, Maha Maamoun, Solmaz Shahbazi, Ala Younis, Firas Taybeh in person
arsenal cinema: The DEFA Foundation Presents

09:00 pm Cinema 2

Affaire Blum

Affaire Blum Erich Engel SOZ (GDR) 1948 35 mm GV 110 min

arsenal cinema: Arab Shorts

09:30 pm Cinema 1

My Father Is Still a Communist: Intimate Secrets to be Published

As They Say (Kif ma yi qulu)

Be Quiet


The Forty-Second Winter

Program 2011 – Lara Khaldi and Yazan Khalili: In The Name of the Father

My Father Is Still a Communist: Intimate Secrets to be Published Ahmad Ghossein Lebanon 2011 OV/EnS 35 min

As They Say (Kif ma yi qulu) Hicham Ayouch

Morocco/United Arab Emirates 2011 OV/EnS 13 min

Be Quiet Sameh Zoabi Palestine 2006 OV/EnS 19 min

Moustache Meqdad Al Kout Kuwait 2010 OV/EnS 14 min

The Forty-Second Winter Ehab Tarabieh Syria 2009 OV/EnS 15 min

DVD / Blue ray

Yazan Khalili in person