June 2018, arsenal cinema

Guest: DAAD Grantholder Davi Pretto

CASTANHA, 2014

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: The Past in the Present – New Films from Algeria

05:00 pm Cinema 1


Le jardin d’essai

Le jardin d’essai The Trial Garden
Dania Reymond France/Algeria 2016
DCP OV/EnS 43 min

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

06:00 pm Cinema 1


Podiumsdiskussion „Filme machen, Filme zeigen – Unabhängige

Kinokultur in Algerien heute“

Panel discussion „Making Films, Showing Films – Independent Cinema Culture in Algeria Today“

With the filmmakers Djamel Kerkar and Karim Moussaoui and Narimane Mari (Filmmaker and procued) Moderated by Birgit Kohler, in English (Free admission)
arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour: Production Design

07:30 pm Cinema 2


Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Stanley Kubrick UK 1964 With Peter Bull, Peter Sellers DCP OV 93 min

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

08:00 pm Cinema 1


Bla cinima / Straight from the Street

Bla cinima / Straight from the Street
Lamine Ammar-Khodja France/Algeria 2014
DCP OV/EnS 82 min