March 2018, arsenal cinema

Filmspotting: Exploring the Deutschen Kinemathek’s film archive


The young historian Elisabeth arrives in Lyon. She has left her husband and child behind to be able to confront the city with open eyes and ears. She is reading the diary of Flora Tristan, a French 19th-century socialist and feminist who was a significant influence on activists and thinkers of her time, but was later forgotten. Elisabeth wants to reconstruct Tristan’s life in as sensual a way as possible and to make it “palpable” through the sounds and noises she records - an echo of history that mirrors her own time. We are premiering the digital restoration of DIE REISE NACH LYON (FRG 1981) to celebrate the 75th birthday of the director Claudia von Alemann, who will be present. (ah)


arsenal cinema: Filmspotting: Exploring the Deutschen Kinemathek’s film archive

07:00 pm Cinema 1

Die Reise nach Lyon

*Die Reise nach Lyon Claudia von Alemann FRG 1981
DCP German OV 112 min

Claudia von Alemann in person
arsenal cinema: Splendid Isolation: Hong Kong Cinema 1949–1997

08:00 pm Cinema 2

Sik san

Sik san The God of Cookery Stephen Chow 1996
With Stephen Chow, Karen Mok, Vincent Kuk, Ng Man Tat
35 mm OV/EnS 92 min