March 2018, arsenal cinema

New Arsenal Edition DVD – Specters of Freedom: Cinema and Decolonization

LA ZERDA ET LES CHANTS DE L’OUBLI, 1982

Arsenal Edition is releasing its 12th DVD in March, the compilation “Specters of Freedom: Cinema and Decolonization” which comprises four films from Arsenal’s collection: Monangambeee (Sarah Maldoror, 1969), Mueda, memória e massacre (Ruy Guerra, 1979), LA ZERDA ET LES CHANTS DE LOUBLI (Assia Djebar, 1982) and Reassemblage (Trinh T. Minh-ha, 1982), as well as two milestones of Mozambican cinema, Estas São As Armas (Murilo Salles, 1978) and deixemme ao menos subir Às palmeiras (Joaquim L. Barbosa, 1972). It is the first time that these will be available on DVD. The edition is pertinent today, as a multi-faceted contribution to the aesthetics of resistance against colonial violence.  The Goethe Institute has supported the release, on which Filmgalerie 451 cooperated. We will show the films by Assia Djebar and Joaquim L. Barbosa at the DVD presentation. (th) (2.3.)

arsenal cinema: Splendid Isolation: Hong Kong Cinema 1949–1997

07:00 pm Cinema 1


Da zui xia

Da zui xia Come Drink With Me
King Hu 1966
35 mm OV/EnS 91 min
Courtesy to Celestial Pictures Limited

arsenal cinema: New Arsenal Edition DVD – Specters of Freedom: Cinema and Decolonization

08:00 pm Cinema 2


La zerda et les chants de l’oubli

Deixem-me ao menos subir às palmeiras

*La zerda et les chants de l’oubli Assia Djebar Algeria 1982
DCP OV/EnS 59 min
Deixem-me ao menos subir às palmeiras
Joaquim Lopes Barbosa Mozambique 1972
Digital file OV/EnS 71 min

Catarina Simão, Tobias Hering in person
arsenal cinema: Splendid Isolation: Hong Kong Cinema 1949–1997

09:00 pm Cinema 1


Jin yan zi

Jin yan zi Golden Swallow Chang Cheh 1968
35 mm OV/EnS 104 min
Courtesy to Celestial Pictures Limited