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 #9: Christine Gledhill & Linda Williams

06:00 pm Cinema 1

Vortrag von Christine Gledhill (University of Sunderland) und Linda Williams (University of California, Berkeley)

Lecture by Christine Gledhill (University of Sunderland) and Linda Williams (University of California, Berkeley): Melodrama Unbound In English language Free admission
arsenal cinema: Filmspotting. Exploring the Deutsche Kinemathek’s Film Archive

07:00 pm Cinema 2

Wege in die Nacht

*Wege in die Nacht Andreas Kleinert
Germany 1999 DCP 97 min

Andreas Kleinert in person
arsenal cinema: Cinepoetics Lecture #9: Christine Gledhill & Linda Williams

08:15 pm Cinema 1

Víctimas del pecado

Víctimas del pecado Victims of Sin
Emilio Fernández Mexico 1951
DCP OV/EnS 90 min
DCP of the restored version: Cineteca Nacional México,
Screening rights: Olympusat