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: 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)