September 2015, arsenal cinema

Berlin Premier: KURZE ECKE


Sunday in a Hamburg pub. The fact that it's election day is only alluded to casually. There are soccer pennants and old photos on the walls. The punters drink, smoke, chat, do puzzles and play cards. Even the second-to-last loser wins a prize. They are mostly regulars, workers, former seafarers and pensioners - the average age is well above 50. The landlady took over the bar 25 years ago after her husband died. Now, it's in the gentrified district of Großneumarkt - how long will it survive? At a time when traditional pubs are disappearing from the urban landscape, in KURZE ECKE (G 2014) Bernd Schoch spends a whole day observing the bar, its customers and what is happening. A document of a social environment emerges from the banter, the stories and the emphatic black-and-white shots of faces, as well as of a place whose value as a social meeting point and second living room should not be underestimated. (bik) (1.9.)

arsenal cinema: Black Waves, Red Horizons – New Yugoslav Film

07:30 pm Cinema 1

Kros kontri

Od 3 do 22

Lecture by Nebojša Jovanović (Film scholar, Sarajevo): "Gender and romance in New Yugoslav Film: A case of Puriša Đorđević's Cross Country" (in English)
8pm: Kros kontri Cross Country Puriša Đorđević JUG 1969
35 mm OV/EnS 89 min
Showing first: Od 3 do 22 From 3 to 22h Krešo Golik JUG 1966
35 mm without dialogue 3 min
From the archive of the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen

arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour – Two become one

08:00 pm Cinema 2

Ich war neunzehn

*Ich war neunzehn I Was 19
Konrad Wolf GDR 1968
With Jaecki Schwarz, Vasili Livanov
35 mm Russian & German OV/GeS 119 min