June 2018, arsenal cinema

Filmmakers’ Choice: Life between wars

MY FATHER IS STILL A COMMUNIST: INTIMATE SECRETS TO BE PUBLISHED, 2011

The films which were shot in Syria and Lebanon between 1979 and 2017 deal – from different perspectives – with the production of architecture and ideologies, as well as with everyday life during war and between wars. STEP BY STEP (Ossama Mohammad) observes male villagers in Syria who choose to join the army in 1979. MY FATHER IS STILL A COMMUNIST: INTIMATE SECRETS TO BE PUBLISHED (Ahmad Ghossein) depicts the civil war in Lebanon as an intimate portrait from his mother’s everyday life. The 2006 Lebanon War provides the backdrop for the films of Maher Abi Samra and Sandra Schäfer. Abi Samra films a rescue operation of trapped people during the  emergency of war itself. Schäfer observes the reconstruction of a Beirut district 10 years later. (ss) (11.6.)

 

arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour: Clothes in Motion – Costumes, Styles and Fashion in Film

07:30 pm Cinema 2


Salome

Salomé Charles Bryant USA 1923
With Alla Nazimova, Rose Dione, Mitchell Lewis
35 mm English IT 72 min

Eunice Martins on piano
arsenal cinema: Life at Any Price –
 Bo Widerberg Retrospective

08:00 pm Cinema 1


Den vita sporten

Den vita sporten The White Sport
Group 13 (= Bo Widerberg,
Roy Andersson, Kalle Boman a.o.)
Sweden 1968 35 mm OV/EnS 102 min

Introduced by Natalie Lettenewitsch