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: 50 Years of the Oberhausen Manifesto

07:00 pm Cinema 1

Notizen aus dem Altmühltal


Kurzportrait einer Landschaft


Short Film Program The Provinces

*Notizen aus dem Altmühltal Strobel / Tichawsky 1961 35 mm 18 min

*Ödenwaldstetten Peter Nestler 1964 16 mm 36 min

*Kurzportrait einer Landschaft Pitt Koch 1964 35 mm 11 min

*Granstein Christian Doermer 1965 35 mm 12 min

arsenal cinema: Transeuropa Festival

07:15 pm Cinema 2

La Cinémathèque de Tanger


My Father Is Still A Communist


The Story of Milk and Honey

Living Room

La Cinémathèque de Tanger Morocco 2008

Untitled Neil Beloufa Algeria/France 2010

My Father Is Still A Communist Ahmed Gossein Lebanon/UAE 2011

Wanted Ali Essafi Lebanon/UAE 2011

The Story of Milk and Honey Basma al Sharif Palestine 2011

Living Room Danielle Arbid Lebanon 2004

approx. 110 min

Free admission

arsenal cinema: New Greek Cinema

09:00 pm Cinema 1

Wasted Youth

Wasted Youth Argyris Papadimitropoulos, Jan Vogel Greece 2011 35 mm OV/EnS 98 min