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 DEFA Foundation Present

07:00 pm Cinema 2


Lesung von Christian Steyer und Ulrike Krumbiegel

Das zweite Leben des Friedrich Wilhelm Georg Platow

Reading by Christian Steyer and Ulrike Krumbiegel from the book „Die Erdorgel oder
Wunderbare abgründige Welt“ by Siegfried Kühn
Siegfried Kühn in person, in conversation with Ralf Schenk
9pm: Das zweite Leben des Friedrich Wilhelm Georg Platow
Siegfried Kühn GDR 1973 35 mm 90 min

arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour: Production Design

07:30 pm Cinema 1


A londoni férfi / The Man from London

A londoni férfi / The Man from London Béla Tarr, Ágnes Hranitzky
Hungary/France/Germany 2007 With Miroslav Krobot, Tilda Swinton
35 mm OV/GeS 139 min