November 2017, arsenal cinema

The DEFA Foundation Presents: For Klaus Schlesinger

IKARUS, 1975

In 2017, Berlin-Brandenburg poet and writer Klaus Schlesinger would have turned 80. With this in mind, the DEFA Foundation is presenting three features in collaboration with the Kleist Museum which are based on literary works by Schlesinger. In IKARUS (Heiner Carow, East Germany 1975), the eight-year-old Mathias dreams of becoming a pilot. Disappointed at his father’s unfulfilled birthday promise, he wanders through the city in search of him. The TV film MATULLA & BUSCH – ZWEI ALTE POKERN HOCH (Germany 1995) directed by Matti Geschonneck accompanies two pensioners who live in the Black Forest named Matulla (Erwin Geschonneck) and Busch (Fred Delmare) as they head to Berlin to take possession of a property they’ve inherited in the eastern part of the city. Yet the squatters living in the house mess up their plans. (jh) (6.11.)

arsenal cinema: The DEFA Foundation Presents: For Klaus Schlesinger

07:00 pm Cinema 2


Ikarus

Ikarus Heiner Carow GDR 1975
35 mm 90 min

Introduced by Detlef Kannapin
arsenal cinema: Retrospective: Pascale Ferran

07:30 pm Cinema 1


Mange ta soupe

Mange ta soupe Eat Your Soup Mathieu Amalric France 1997
With Jean-Yves Dubois, Adriana Asti, Jeanne Balibar
35 mm OV/EnS 70 min

arsenal cinema: The DEFA Foundation Presents: For Klaus Schlesinger

09:00 pm Cinema 2


Matulla & Busch – Zwei Alte pokern hoch

Matulla & Busch – Zwei Alte pokern hoch
Matti Geschonneck Germany 1995  Digital file 80 min

Introduced by Detlef Kannapin
arsenal cinema: Retrospective: Pascale Ferran

09:00 pm Cinema 1


Petits arrangements avec les morts

Petits arrangements avec les morts Coming to Terms with the Dead
Pascale Ferran France 1994
35 mm OV/EnS 104 min