June 2018, arsenal cinema

Guest: DAAD Grantholder Davi Pretto


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: Petro noir Revue

07:00 pm Cinema 1

Künstlerisch-wissenschaftliche Mehrkanalinstallation mit Filmschnipseln, Bildern und Sounds of Oil

Artistic and scientific multi-channel installation with film snippets, images and Sounds of Oil – with and by Beauty of Oil (Bernd Hopfengärtner, Alexander Klose, Benjamin Steininger), Moderated by Alexander Klose

arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour – Light in Film

07:30 pm Cinema 2

Fontane Effi Briest

Fontane Effi Briest Rainer Werner Fassbinder FRG 1974
With Hanna Schygulla, Wolfgang Schenck, Karlheinz Böhm, Ulli Lommel
DCP OV/EnS 140 min