April 2017, arsenal cinema

THE DEFA Foundation presents

WISSEN SIE NICHT, WO HERR KISCH IST?, 1985

In its "Artists in exile" program, the DEFA Foundation is presenting eight short documentaries that depicted the lives of famous artists, including the writers Erich Fried, Arnold Zweig, Egon Erwin Kisch, Erich Weinert, and less famous ones such as the photographer Walter Ballhause, the artist Leo Haas and the actor Martin Brandt. One of the key jobs of the GDR's official anti-fascist film policy was to examine the lives and views of left-wing and liberal artists who had been forced into exile by the National Socialists. The documentaries and their perspective on the lives of the exiled artists were shaped by contemporary political conditions. This explains why certain sections were shortened, compressed or left out altogether. These small pearls from the DEFA documentary film studio were directed by Volker Koepp, Roland Steiner, Karlheinz Mund and Eduard Scheiber among others. Scheiber will be our guest. (jh) (3.4.)

arsenal cinema: THE DEFA Foundation presents

07:00 pm Cinema 2


Er könnte ja heute nicht schweigen

Arnold Zweig

Wissen Sie nicht, wo Herr Kisch ist?

Spuren

Er könnte ja heute nicht schweigen
Volker Koepp GDR 1975 35 mm 34 min
Arnold Zweig Joop Huisken GDR 1962 DCP 20 min
Wissen Sie nicht, wo Herr Kisch ist?
Eduard Schreiber GDR 1985 35 mm 19 min
Spuren Eduard Schreiber GDR 1989 35 mm 21 min

Eduard Schreiber in person
Introduced by Grit Lemke
arsenal cinema: 8. ALFILM – Arab Film Festival Berlin

07:00 pm Cinema 1


The War Show

The War Show Andreas Dalsgaard and Obaidah Zytoon
Denmark/Finland/Syriy 2016 DCP OV/EnS 100 min

Followed by a discussion with Obaidah Zytoon
arsenal cinema: THE DEFA Foundation presents

09:00 pm Cinema 2


Malik

Die ganze Welt soll bleiben – Erich Fried – Ein Porträt

Walter Ballhause – einer von Millionen

Zeichner – Zeuge – Zeitgenosse

Malik Giovanni Angella GDR 1967 35 mm 18 min
Die ganze Welt soll bleiben – Erich Fried – Ein Porträt
Roland Steiner GDR 1988 35 mm 31 min
Walter Ballhause – einer von Millionen
Karl-Heinz Mund GDR 1982 35 mm 21 min
Zeichner – Zeuge – Zeitgenosse
Jörg d'Bomba GDR 1970 DCP 13 min

Eduard Schreiber in person
Introduced by Grit Lemke
arsenal cinema: 8. ALFILM – Arab Film Festival Berlin

09:30 pm Cinema 1


Mimosas

Mimosas Oliver Laxe
Morocco/Spain/Qatar/France 2016
DCP OV/EnS 93 min