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

Signore e signori

Signore e signori The Birds, the Bees and the Italians
Italy/France 1966 With Virna Lisi, Gastone Moschin, Franco Fabrizi
35 mm OV/EnS 118 min

Introduced by Gerhard Midding
arsenal cinema: Technologies of Violence

08:00 pm Cinema 2

Lessons Of War

Welcome To The Desert Of The Real

Sheik Attack

Larvae Channel 2

Nation State

Chic Point

Body Of War

In The Name Of Kernel Series

Secret Strikes. Rabobank

War machines
Lessons Of War Peggy Ahwesh USA 2014
Digital file without dialogue 5 min
Welcome To The Desert Of The Real Paolo Pedercini I 2009
Digital file without dialogue 6 min
Sheik Attack Eddo Stern Israel 2000
Digital file without dialogue 16 min
Larvae Channel 2 Wael Shawky Egypt 2009
Digital file without dialogue 9 min
Nation State Larissa Sansour Palestine 2012
Digital file without dialogue 9 min
Chic Point Shariff Waked Palestine 2005
Digital file without dialogue 7 min
Body Of War Isabel Rocamora Spain/UK 2010
Digital file without dialogue 20 min
In The Name Of Kernel Series Joan Leandre E/PL 2016
Digital file without dialogue 15 min
Secret Strikes. Rabobank Alicia Framis Spain/NL 2004
Digital file without dialogue 7 min

Introduced by Piedad Solans and Maria Morata