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:

07:00 pm Cinema 2


Öffentliche Sichtung

"Cine de Transición"

Excerpts from the following films:

Cincuenta dos domingos Llorenç Soler, Spain 1970, 16mm, OV, 42’


Toque de queda Iñaki Nuñez, Spain 1978, 35mm, OV/GeS, 40’


La torna Albert Boadella/Francesc Bellmunt, Spain 1978, 16mm, OV/GeS, 120’


Libertat d'espressió Antoni Ribas, Spain 1978, 16mm, OV, 12’


La vieja memoria Jaime Camino, Spain 1978, 35mm, OV/GeS, 165’


Shirley Temple Story Antoni Padros, Spain 1976, 16mm, OV, 226’


A un dios desconocido Jaime Chávarri, Spain 1978, 35mm, OV/GeS, 107’


Free admission

arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour - No Man's Lands and Shady Underbellies in Film

08:00 pm Cinema 1


The Third Man

The Third Man Carol Reed UK 1949

With Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Orson Welles

35 mm OV 108 min