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: Archive außer sich: Italy ’68

07:00 pm Cinema 2

Un Processo per stupro

*Un Processo per stupro
Maria Grazia Belmonti, Anna Carini, Rony Daopoulo, Paola de Martiis,
Annabella Miscuglio, Loredana Rotondo I 1979
16 mm OV/GeS 60 min

Introduced by Cecilia Valenti
arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour: Production Design

08:00 pm Cinema 1

Ikarie XB 1

Ikarie XB 1 Jindřich Polák
ČSSR 1963 Restored version
DCP OV/EnS 88 min

arsenal cinema: Archive außer sich: Italy ’68

09:00 pm Cinema 2

Processo a Caterina Ross

Processo a Caterina Ross Gabriella Rosaleva
Italy 1982 Print: CSC Cineteca Nazionale 16 mm OV/GeS 59 min