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: Cinepoetics Lecture #6: Erhard Schüttpelz

06:00 pm Cinema 1

Vortrag von Erhard Schüttpelz

Lecture by Erhard Schüttpelz (Universität Siegen):
„Mai 1968 und die Umkehrung des ethnographischen Blicks“
Free admission

arsenal cinema: Filmspotting: Exploring the Deutsche Kinemathek’s Film Archive

07:00 pm Cinema 2


*Brigitta Dagmar Knöpfel Germany 1994 DCP 80 min

Dagmar Knöpfel in person
arsenal cinema: Cinepoetics Lecture #6: Erhard Schüttpelz

08:15 pm Cinema 1

Petit à petit

Petit à petit Jean Rouch France 1971
DCP OV/EnS 96 min