November 2017, arsenal cinema

Serial Germany

Due the impression made by the much invoked "golden age" of US pay television, the necessary renewal of the German television series has been the subject of considerable discussion over the last years. Today, seven years after Dominik Graf’s milestone "Im Angesicht des Verbrechens" (2010), a new generation of German television series makers is at work, most of whom with make clear reference to the American model. With Serial Germany, the dffb and their post-graduate program Serial Eyes is seeking to enter into conversation with those working in current productions. The questions here include production conditions, the role of the “American model”, but also what serial narration means in both aesthetic and social terms. We are expecting guests Tom Tykwer, Achim von Borries, Uli Hanisch, Marvin Kren, Hanno Hackfort, Richard Kropf, Bob Konrad, Christian Schwochow, Oliver Kienle, Jana Burbach, Jan Galli, Jan Bonny, Alex Wissel, and Hans-Christian Schmid. Individual episodes from different series will be shown to accompany the program (ch) (10.–12.11.)

arsenal cinema: Harun Farocki Retrospective: School workshop I

10:00 am Cinema 1

Bilder der Welt und Inschrift des Krieges

*Bilder der Welt und Inschrift des Krieges
Images of the World and the Inscription of War
Harun Farocki FRG 1988 16 mm 75 min

Moderated by Anna Faroqhi & Haim Peretz
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arsenal cinema: Anatomy of loneliness – The Films of Tsai Ming-liang

07:30 pm Cinema 2


Visage F/Taiwan/B/NL 2009 With Fanny Ardant, Lee Kang-sheng, Jeanne
Moreau, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Nathalie Baye, Laetitia Casta
35 mm OV/EnS 138 min

arsenal cinema: Harun Farocki: Year by Year / Side by Side (1)

08:00 pm Cinema 1

Die Arbeit mit Bildern. Eine Telekritik von Harun Farocki

Über "Song of Ceylon" von Basil Wright

Alphabetization of the gaze:
Die Arbeit mit Bildern. Eine Telekritik von Harun Farocki
The Struggle with Images. A Critique of Television,
FRG 1974 Digital file 44 min
Über "Song of Ceylon" von Basil Wright
About "Song of Ceylon" by Basil Wright FRG 1975
Digital file OV/EnS 30 min

Michael Baute, Stefan Pethke in person