June 2018, arsenal cinema

Guest: DAAD Grantholder Davi Pretto

CASTANHA, 2014

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

08:00 pm Cinema 1


Alfredo, Alfredo

Alfredo, Alfredo Italy/France 1972
With Dustin Hoffman, Stefania Sandrelli, Saro Urzì
35 mm OV/EnS 107 min

arsenal cinema: Technologies of Violence

08:00 pm Cinema 2


Symbolic Threats

Black Transparency

Fragments on Machines

Road Trip to the Dutch Mountains

Land of Desire – Happy is the New Black

Stopover in Dubai

Hyperoptics: Visibiltiy or invisibility
Symbolic Threats Matthias Wermke, Lutz Henke, Mischa Leinkauf
Germany 2015 Digital file English OV 15 min
Black Transparency Metahaven NL 2013 Digital file English OV 14 min
Fragments on Machines Emma Charles UK 2013 Digital file OV 15 min
Road Trip to the Dutch Mountains Michiel van Bakel NL 2015 Digital file OV 3 min
Land of Desire – Happy is the New Black
Donna Verheijden NL 2016 Digital file OV/EnS 18 min
Stopover in Dubai Chris Marker F 2011 Digital file OV/EnS 27 min

Introduced by Maria Morata