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

La follia (d)e(l)la rivoluzione

*La follia (d)e(l)la rivoluzione
Franco Barbero, Claudio Caligari Italy 1976 16 mm OV/GeS 73 min

arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour: Production Design

07:30 pm Cinema 1

Dorian Gray im Spiegel der Boulevardpresse

*Dorian Gray im Spiegel der Boulevardpresse Ulrike Ottinger
FRG 1984 With Veruschka von Lehndorff 35 mm OV/EnS 152 min

arsenal cinema: Technologies of Violence

09:00 pm Cinema 2

Bit Plane


As the Coyote Flies


Grid Corrections

As Birds Flying

Bild ex machina
Bit Plane Bureau of Inverse Technology USA 1999 Digital file OV 14 min
Embargo Johann Lurf Austria 2014 Digital file without dialogue 10 min
As the Coyote Flies Adrien Missika Switzerland 2014 Digital file without dialogue 14 min
Tehran-Geles Arash Nassiri F 2014 Digital file OV/EnS 19 min
Grid Corrections Gerco de Ruijter NL 2016 Digital file without dialogue 3 min
As Birds Flying Heba Amin Egypt 2016 Digital file OV/EnS 7 min

Introduced by Maria Morata and Piedad Solans