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: Magical History Tour: Production Design

07:30 pm Cinema 1

Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam

Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam Paul Wegener
Germany 1920 With Paul Wegener, Albert Steinrück, Lyda Salmonova
35 mm 95 min

Eunice Martins on piano
arsenal cinema: Archive außer sich: Italy ’68

08:00 pm Cinema 2

Terzo Canale n.9 (Segment: Polizia – il diritto del Manganello)

Trevico-Torino. Viaggio nel Fiat-Nam

*Terzo Canale n.9 (Segment: Polizia – il diritto del Manganello)
Itally 1968 16 mm OV/GeS 11 min
Trevico-Torino. Viaggio nel Fiat-Nam
Ettore Scola Italy 1973 Print: CSC Cineteca Nazionale
35 mm OV/GeS 101 min