May 2017, arsenal cinema

In Memory of Marlene Dietrich

Marlene Dietrich died in Paris on 6.5.1992. On the 25th anniversary of her death, the Deutsche Kinemathek has organized a matinee screening to show the documentary MARLENE (West Germany/France/Czechoslovakia 1984) by Maximilian Schell. The director and actor, who had known Marlene Dietrich since the 60s, was still unable to convince the star to appear on camera for his film. Marlene Dietrich was given a contact which stated only her voice would be heard. Maximilian Schell drew on historical footage to supplement these recordings and had a copy of Dietrich’s Paris apartment rebuilt in a studio. Thanks to his special interviewing technique, he managed to create a memorable portrait of one of the century’s greatest stars. Before the film screening, there will be a scenic reading of the correspondence between Marlene Dietrich and Maximilian Schell relating to the production of the film, with actors Claudia Michelsen and Ulrich Matthes in the two roles. The correspondence forms part of the diva’s personal effects, which are stored at the Deutsche Kinemathek by the Marlene Dietrich Collection Berlin. (pm) (7.5.)

arsenal cinema: Roles and Plays – The Films of Matías Piñeiro

07:00 pm Cinema 1


El hombre robado

El hombre robado The Stolen Man
Argentine 2007 Digital file OV/EnS 90 min

Followed by a discussion with Matías Piñeiro
arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour – The Voice, Language and Speaking in Film

08:00 pm Cinema 2


La maman et la putain

La maman et la putainThe Mother and the Whore Jean Eustache
France 1973 With Jean-Pierre Léaud, Bernadette Lafont, Françoise Lebrun
35 mm OV/EnS 220 min

arsenal cinema: Roles and Plays – The Films of Matías Piñeiro

09:00 pm Cinema 1


La princesa de Francia

In the Museum

La princesa de Francia The Princess of France
Argentine 2014 DCP OV/EnS 66 min
In the Museum Argentine 2015
Digital file engl. OV 9 min

Followed by a discussion with Matías Piñeiro