June 2012, arsenal cinema

The DEFA Foundation presents

In June, Ralf Schenk presents the latest book in the DEFA Foundation series, "Cui bono, Fred Gehler? – Texte und Kritiken aus fünf Jahrzehnten" (Publisher: Ralf Schenk). Fred Gehler has been writing about film history since the end of the 1950s and his reviews have earned him a highly-valued reputation among cineastes. For his 75th birthday, the DEFA Foundation is publishing a selection of the best written texts: A journey through the history of the DEFA as well as through international, especially Soviet, Polish and Hungarian, film.

Two film essays by Fred Gehler about the directors Conrad Veidt and Gerhard Klein will also be presented: CONRAD VEIDT – EIN SPIEGELMENSCH (Germany 1992) and DER LIEBE GOTT IN BERLIN. GERHARD KLEIN 1920 – 1970(Germany 1997). Afterwards, at Fred Gehler's request, DIE RUSSEN KOMMEN (The Russians are Coming, Heiner Carow, DDR 1968/87) about the last days of the war in a village on the German Baltic coast will be screened. (4.6., Fred Gehler will be our guest)

arsenal cinema: 18. Jewish Film Festival Berlin & Potsdam

07:00 pm Cinema 1


Ameer Got His Gun

Mit muslimischen Jugendlichen Israel bereisen

Ameer Got His Gun Naomi Levari Israel 2011 HDCam OV/GeS 58 min

Mit muslimischen Jugendlichen Israel bereisen Markus Reichert D 2010 30 min

Naomi Levari and Aycan Demirel (Initiative gegen Antisemitismus) in person
arsenal cinema: Working environments in film

07:30 pm Cinema 2


Kauas pilvet karkaavat

Lecture by Hauke Lehmann (FU Berlin)

20.00: Kauas pilvet karkaavat Drifting Clouds Aki Kaurismäki Finnland/Germany/France 1996 35 mm OV/GeS 96 min

arsenal cinema: 18. Jewish Film Festival Berlin & Potsdam

09:00 pm Cinema 1


Life? Or Theatre?

Life? Or Theatre? Frans Weisz Netherlands 2011 HDCam OV/EnS 86 min

Frans Weisz in person