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: 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