June 2012, arsenal cinema

UdK-Seminar: The interview

SCHULDNERBERICHTE, 2002

An interview is close to an avowal, a confession, an interrogation, a "talking cure" and seems based on the law of absolute identification. The person speaking assures us that s/he is doing it in her/his name. An interview is a place where one plays oneself, constantly affirming oneself and performing, in which speech acts are used to claim a one-to-one identity. The interviewer's attention and behavior are challenged in a very particular way. Where do you position yourself? How do you inter-react? What ideas of exchange do you have? What will happen after the interview? Our film program presents three films for discussion. In Alan Berliner's NOBODY'S BUSINESS (USA 1996, 6.6.), the witness refuses to speak, in Hayn / Remmert's SCHULDNERBERICHTE (D 2002, 13.6.) the interviews are anonymous and Syberberg's SEX-BUSINESS – MADE IN PASING (BRD 1969, 27.6.) is a situational "contribution to film sociology in Germany 1969". (Madeleine Bernstorff)

arsenal cinema: UdK-Seminar: The interview

05:00 pm Cinema 2


Nobody's Business

Nobody's Business Alan Berliner USA 1996 35 mm OV/GeS 58 min

Introduced by Yara Spaett
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07:30 pm Cinema 2


Der schöne Tag

Der schöne Tag A Fine Day Thomas Arslan Germany 2001

With Serpil Turhan, Bilge Bingül, Hanns Zischler 35 mm GV 74 min

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08:00 pm Cinema 1


Aber das Wort Hund bellt ja nicht

Aber das Wort Hund bellt ja nicht

Bernd Schoch Germany 2011 Music: Schlippenbach Trio DCP GV 48 min

Followed by a discussion with Bernd Schoch and Alexander von Schlippenbach