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: The Past in the Present – New Films from Algeria

07:00 pm Cinema 1


Fi rassi rond-point / A Roundabout in My Head

Fi rassi rond-point / A Roundabout in My Head
Hassen Ferhani Algeria/France/Qatar/Lebanon/NL 2015
DCP OV/EnS 100 min

Introduced by Nora Lafi (ZMO)
arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour: Production Design

08:00 pm Cinema 2


No Smoking

*No Smoking Alain Resnais
France/Italy/Switzerland 1993 With Sabine Azéma, Pierre Arditi
35 mm OV/GeS 147 min

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

09:15 pm Cinema 1


Loubia Hamra / Bloody Beans

Loubia Hamra / Bloody Beans Narimane Mari
Algeria/France 2013 DCP OV/EnS 80 min

Followed by a discussion with Narimane Mari (in English)