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

07:00 pm Cinema 1

Gioventù perduta

Gioventù perduta Lost Youth Italy 1948
With Carla Del Poggio, Massimo Girotti, Jacques Sernas
35 mm OV/EnS 86 min
Print: CSC Cineteca Nazionale

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

08:00 pm Cinema 2






Nach Osten schauen


A Printed Film




*71 D 2005 16 mm 7 min
*Herman(n) D 2011 16 mm 8 min
*Bread D 1994 16 mm 3 min
Fontanestr. D 2006 16 mm 3 min
*iiiii D 2012 16 mm 2 min
*Nach Osten schauen D 2017 16 mm 3 min
*Geographie D 1999 35 mm 1 min
*A Printed Film D 1994 35 mm 2 min
*Noor D 2003 16 mm 6 min
*Santoor D 1998 35 mm 13 min
*Mosaïc D 2001 35 mm 45 min

Deborah S. Phillips in person
arsenal cinema: Retrospective Pietro Germi

09:00 pm Cinema 1

La città si difende

La città si difende Italy 1951
With Gina Lollobrigida, Renato Baldini, Cosetta Greco
35 mm OV/EnS 81 min