October 2018, arsenal cinema

The DEFA Foundation Presents: Censorship Doesn’t Take Place?

Between 1953 and 1966, a state censorship committee existed in West Germany which was responsible for checking the content of all Eastern European films. Over 100 East German films (DEFA and DDR Television) were some of those affected by censorship in this way. The databank on the censorship of East German films in West Germany developed at the Hannah Arendt Institute (Dresden) has for the first time compiled all the films from East Germany which were checked by the “Inter-Ministry Committee for East-West Film Questions”. Following the presentation of the project by film historian Andreas Kötzing, three films from 1956 affected by censorship will be shown: Heiner Carow’s documentary MARTINS TAGEBUCH and Hugo Herman’s animated film TRÄUMT FÜR MORGEN. In the second part of the evening, they will be followed by János Veiczi’s directorial debut ZWISCHENFALL IN BENDERATH, which warns of a return to anti-Semitism in West Germany. (jh) (1.10.)

 

arsenal cinema: The DEFA Foundation Presents: Censorship Doesn’t Take Place?

07:00 pm Cinema 2


Martins Tagebuch

Träumt für Morgen

Martins Tagebuch Heiner Carow
GDR 1956 35 mm 28 min
Träumt für Morgen Hugo Hermann
GDR 1956 35 mm 19 min

Ralf Schenk and Andreas Kötzing in conversation
arsenal cinema: 100 Year of Ingmar Bergman

08:00 pm Cinema 1


Sånt händer inte här

Sånt händer inte här High Tension
Ingmar Bergman Sweden 1950
DCP OV/EnS 86 min

Introduced by Jan Holmberg, CEO Ingmar Bergman Foundation Stockholm
arsenal cinema: The DEFA Foundation Presents: Censorship Doesn’t Take Place?

09:00 pm Cinema 2


Zwischenfall in Benderath

Zwischenfall in Benderath János Veiczi
GDR 1956 35 mm 98 min

Ralf Schenk and Andreas Kötzing in conversation