May 2018, arsenal cinema

Public Screening – The Harun Farocki Institute Presents

NIGHTSHIFT(1981)by Robina Rose (in collaboration with Nicola Lane) was shot as a low budget film over five nights at the Portobello Hotel in west London, where the filmmakers regularly worked to make ends meet. It was created in parallel to other important projects by British filmmakers of the 70s and early 80s, which explored the work of women in relation to politics, film, desire, and society. Today, the film is largely unknown, although the info-sheet for the 12th International Forum of New Cinema states that it was the “best British film of this edition” of the Edinburgh Film Festival; with filmmaker Jon Jost on the camera, it also entered the American independent film scene. We are showing NIGHTSHIFT together with LARISSA(1980) by Elem Klimow, a cinematic tribute to Larissa Scheptiko, one of the most significant Soviet film directors. (dm) (30.5.)

arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour: Production Design

07:30 pm Cinema 2


*Smoking Alain Resnais
France/Italy/Switzerland 1993 With Sabine Azéma, Pierre Arditi
35 mm OV/GeS 140 min

arsenal cinema: The Past in the Present – New Films from Algeria

08:00 pm Cinema 1

En attendant les hirondelles

En attendant les hirondelles Until the Birds Return
Karim Moussaoui F/Algeria/Germany/Qatar 2017
DCP OV/EnS 113 min

Opening Followed by a discussion with Karim Moussaoui (in English)