May 2017, arsenal cinema

Public Screening – 
The Harun Farocki Institute Presents

Already during her studies at the Institut für Filmgestaltung der HfG Ulm, Claudia von Alemann was developing cinematic counter-narratives on the social function of the woman in front of and behind the camera. In ES KOMMT DRAUF AN, SIE ZU VERÄNDERN (West Germany 1973), Alemann goes to women’s places of work at the Adler factory in Frankfurt or at Leitz-Optik in Wetzlar, where she examines and makes visible the different forms of female industrial work: factories and families are places of exploitation, which don’t just have to be interpreted but also changed. Marta Rodríguez and Jorge Silva were making CHIRCALES (1966–1972) at the same time in Colombia, a “cine-sociology” (Julianne Burton) about the Castañeda family, a brick-working family who live on the edge of Bogotá. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Claudia von Alemann. (HaFI) (16.5.)

arsenal cinema: 8. ALFILM – Arab Film Festival Berlin

05:00 pm Cinema 1


Zaineb Hates the Snow

Zaineb Hates the Snow Kaouther Ben Hania
Tunisia/France/Qatar/Lebanon/UAE 2016
DCP OV/EnS 94 min

arsenal cinema: 8. ALFILM – Arab Film Festival Berlin

07:00 pm Cinema 1


The Last of Us

The Last of Us Ala Eddine Slim
Tunisia/Qatar/UAE 2016
DCP OV/EnS 94 min

arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour – No mans lands, parallel societies and half worlds in film

08:00 pm Cinema 2


Les bas-fonds

*Les bas-fonds The Lower Depths
Jean Renoir France 1936 With Jean Gabin
35 mm OV/EnS 95 min

arsenal cinema: 8. ALFILM – Arab Film Festival Berlin

09:00 pm Cinema 1


The Beach House

The Beach House Roy Dib Lebanon 2016
DCP OV/EnS 75 min

Followed by a discussion with Sandy Chamoun