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: Retrospective Pietro Germi

07:30 pm Cinema 1

Il cammino della speranza

Il cammino della speranza Path of Hope
Italy 1950 With Raf Vallone, Elena Varzi, Saro Urzì, Franco Navarra
35 mm OV/EnS 107 min

[Translate to english:] Einführung: Winfried Günther
arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour: Production Design

08:00 pm Cinema 2

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