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: FilmDokument: 50 Years of 1968

07:00 pm Cinema 2


Brecht die Macht der Manipulateure

Ein Western für den SDS

Django und die Tradition

50 Years of 1968
*Demonstrantenselbstschutz Dietrich Schubert FRG 1968 16 mm 6 min
*Brecht die Macht der Manipulateure Helke Sander FRG/Finland 1968 16 mm 48 min
Ein Western für den SDS Günter Peter Straschek FRG 1968 Digital file 23 min
*Django und die Tradition – Die letzte SDS Delegiertenkonferenz Hannover November 1968, Teil 1:
Politisches Protokoll der Delegiertenkonferenz
Günther Hörmann FRG 1968 16 mm 24 min

Introduced by Fabian Tietke
arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour: Production Design

07:30 pm Cinema 1


*Pirosmani Georgi Schengelaia
USSR 1969 35 mm OV/GeS 85 min