February 2018, arsenal cinema

Berlin premiere: A STRANGE NEW BEAUTY


Luxury homes, tastefully furnished, well cared for but devoid of people: This is the way the world of Silicon Valley presents itself in A STRANGE NEW BEAUTY (USA 2017) by the New York filmmaker and artist Shelly Silver. Attention is directed to details while the screen divides into smaller squares over and over again; images are layered over writing and over voices, whose origin remain hidden to us. "Thus we learn of the world behind the appearances. A world ruled by dominance and submission. By strategies to overcome fear. And by the antagonism between the "natural" pursuit of happiness of a very few and the collateral damages produced in the process. Because ultimately this film by Shelly Silver is a narrative of barbarianism and how, brilliantly refined, it manages to present itself as strangely new and beautiful – 'a strange new beauty' indeed." (Ralph Eue) (1.2., Shelly Silver will be present)

arsenal cinema:

07:00 pm Cinema 2


*ORG Fernando Birri Italy/Argentina 1978
DCP OV/GeS 178 min

arsenal cinema: Tribute to István Szabó

07:30 pm Cinema 1

Édes Emma, drága Böbe – vázlatok, aktok

*Édes Emma, drága Böbe – vázlatok, aktok Sweet Emma, Dear Böbe
István Szabó Hungary 1991
35 mm OV/GeS 81 min

Johanna ter Steege, István Szabó in person