June 2018, arsenal cinema

Guest: DAAD Grantholder Davi Pretto

CASTANHA, 2014

The Brazilian filmmaker Davi Pretto (*1988) is currently the guest of the DAAD's Artists-in-Berlin program. In his two feature-length films, documentary observation, mise-en-scene and fictional elements are connected and in both he works with amateur actors and different guises of genre.  CASTANHA (2014) depicts the actor and transvestite João Carlos Castanha, whose best years are behind him. He lives with his mother on a middle-class estate. In the evenings, he performs in gay bars. Details from his everyday life are juxtaposed with elements of fantasy and the visualization of memories. RIFLE (2016), which is set in the deserted expanses of southern Brazil, borrows from the road movie, western and thriller genres. A taciturn former soldier is employed to protect the estate of a smallholder, resorting to drastic measures when a big agricultural corporation makes a bid to buy the land. (bik) (27. & 28.6.)

 

arsenal cinema: The DEFA Foundation presents: DEFA Digital - fresh colors for films from the 1980s

07:00 pm Cinema 2


Jadup und Boel

Jadup und Boel Rainer Simon GDR 1981
DCP 103 min

Christine Hiam in conversation with René Pikarski
arsenal cinema: Anna May Wong – Star, Icon, Boundary Breaker

08:00 pm Cinema 1


Shanghai Express

Shanghai Express Josef von Sternberg
USA 1932 With Marlene Dietrich, Clive Brook, Anna May Wong
35 mm OV/GeS 82 min
35 mm restored print courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive

arsenal cinema: The DEFA Foundation presents: DEFA Digital - fresh colors for films from the 1980s

09:30 pm Cinema 2


Ich liebe dich – April! April!

Ich liebe dich – April! April! Iris Gusner
GDR 1987 DCP 86 min