November 2018, arsenal cinema

The DEFA Foundation Presents: 100 Years of Revolution – Berlin 1918/19

DIE TOTEN BLEIBEN JUNG, 1968

The November Revolution of 1918 and the political upheaval that followed in Germany were brought to the screen by DEFA in a range of different ways. DIE TOTEN BLEIBEN JUNG (Joachim Kunert, East Germany 1968), an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Anna Seghers, tells the story of the fates of a workers’ family as well as one from the nobility from 1918 to 1945. SCHWARZER ZWIEBACK (Herbert M. Rappaport, East Germany 1971) was made in collaboration with the USSR and is based on the experiences of Soviet revolutionary Yelisaveta Drabkina. In Moscow, the celebration for the first anniversary of the October revolution is linked to joy at news of the November revolution in Germany. The citizens of Moscow decided to send their starving class comrades a train full of bread and grains. A former prisoner-of-war and a Komosomol member accompany the train on its difficult journey. (jh) (5.11.)

arsenal cinema: The DEFA Foundation Presents: 100 Years of Revolution – Berlin 1918/19

07:00 pm Cinema 2


Die Toten bleiben jung

Die Toten bleiben jung Joachim Kunert
GDR 1968 35 mm 112 min

Introduced by Detlef Kannapin
arsenal cinema: The Living Word – The Films of Eugène Green

08:00 pm Cinema 1


Toutes les nuits

Les signes

Toutes les nuits Every Night F 2001
With Christelle Prot, Alexis Loret
35 mm OV/EnS 112 min
Showing first: Les signes F 2006
35 mm OV/EnS 33 min

arsenal cinema: The DEFA Foundation Presents: 100 Years of Revolution – Berlin 1918/19

09:15 pm Cinema 2


Schwarzer Zwieback

Schwarzer Zwieback
Herbert M. Rappaport GDR/USSR 1971
35 mm 84 min