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: Points of View

07:30 pm Cinema 1


Die Versteinerten

Firmamentum Continuitas

Wisdom Teeth


New films from graduates of the Art and Media program
Margina Ljupcho Temelkovski Macedonia/Germany 2015 82 min
Die Versteinerten Esteban Rivera Ariza Germany 2015 8 min
Firmamentum Continuitas Esteban Rivera Ariza Germany /Russia 2016 12 min
Wisdom Teeth Esteban Rivera Ariza Italy 2017 11 min
Mikel Cavo Kernich Germany 2016 31 min

The filmmakers will be present
arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour: Production Design

08:00 pm Cinema 2

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