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


L’immorale Italy/F 1967 With Ugo Tognazzi, Stefania Sandrelli
35 mm OV/EnS 100 min
Print: CSC Cineteca Nazionale

arsenal cinema: Catalogue Presentation: Deborah S. Phillips – Colours, Places, and Ornaments

08:00 pm Cinema 2

Untitled Colourmation




Im grünen Bereich

*Untitled Colourmation Germany 1992 16 mm 1 min
*Capsicum Germany 2008 16 mm 11 min
*Purim Germany 1996 16 mm 5 min
T’chelet Performance with live percussion by Robyn Shulkowsky
16 mm and slide show approx. 30 min
*Im grünen Bereich Germany 2017 16 mm 13 min

Deborah S. Phillipps in person