December 2018, arsenal cinema

The DEFA Foundation Presents: Carte blanche for Helga Schütz


This month’s DEFA film evening is dedicated to author and screenwriter Helga Schütz: DIE SCHLÜSSEL (Egon Günther, 1973) and FALLADA – LETZTES KAPITEL (Roland Gräf, 1988) were made using her scripts, with a long, intensive partnership connecting her to both directors. DIE SCHLÜSSEL tells the love story between a mismatched young couple which ends tragically, as their conflicts come to the surface during a holiday in Poland. An aesthetically experimental DEFA film, whose reflections about German-Polish relations caused problems with the censors. FALLADA – LETZTES KAPITEL depicts the last ten years (1937–47) in the life of poet Hans Fallada. His longing for harmony collides with the circumstances of the time and his own internal conflict. As Fallada, Jörg Gudzuhn lives through depressions, affairs, and manic writing phases, during which his final great work “Alone in Berlin” is created. (jh) (3.12.)

arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour
 – Staging spaces

07:30 pm Cinema 2


Back and Forth

*Wavelength Michael Snow USA 1967
16 mm OV 45 min
*Back and Forth Michael Snow USA 1969
16 mm without dialogue 52 min

arsenal cinema: Following the sun – Mikhail Kalik retrospective

08:00 pm Cinema 1

Ataman Kodr

Ataman Kodr Mikhail Kalik, Boris Rytsarev, Olga Ulitskaya
USSR/Soviet Moldova 1958 35 mm OV/GeS 76 min