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: Magical History Tour – Light in Film

07:30 pm Cinema 2


Le jour se lève

*Le jour se lève Marcel Carné
F 1939 With Jean Gabin, Jacqueline Laurent, Arletty
35 mm OV/GeS 89 min

arsenal cinema: Guest: DAAD Grantholder Davi Pretto

08:00 pm Cinema 1


Quarto de espera

Castanha

Quarto de espera Waiting Room
Bruno Carboni, Davi Pretto Brazil 2009
Digital file OV/EnS 12 min
Castanha Davi Pretto Brazil 2014
DCP OV/EnS 95 min

Followed by a discussion with Davi Pretto
arsenal cinema: Vaginal Davis Presents Contemporary Vinegar Syndrome

08:00 pm


Vaginal Davis und Daniel Hendrickson präsentieren 16-mm-Doppelprojektionen

Vaginal Davis and Daniel Hendrickson present 16 mm double projections
At Fichtebunker, Fichtestraße 6, Berlin-Kreuzberg
♛ Only for members, membership available at Arsenal box office