April 2019, arsenal cinema

The DEFA Foundation Presents: DEFA Female Directors

WIR LASSEN UNS SCHEIDEN, 1967 (©DEFA-Stiftung/Horst Blümel)

More than 60 female directors were active at DEFA’s different studios between 1946 and 1992. In its new book publication “Sie. Regisseurinnen der DEFA und ihre Filme” (She. Female Directors at DEFA and their Films), the DEFA Foundations presents the biographies of these directors in essayistic form. Three documentary works by different female directors from the 80s are being shown to represent the diversity of productions of the time, with all three creating portraits of women of different ages in East Germany: Gitta Nickel’s Gundula – Jahrgang ’58 (1982), Helke Misselwitz’s 35 FOTOS – FAMILIENALBUM EINER JUNGEN FRAU (1984), and Leonija Wuss-Mundeciema’s DIE ÄLTESTE – VERMÄCHTNIS EINER 108-JÄHRIGEN (1986). The comedy WIR LASSEN UNS SCHEIDEN (1967) was Ingrid Reschke’s second directorial work at the DEFA Feature Studio. The film focuses on a married couple (Dieter Wien und Monika Gabriel) in the process of separating and their ten-year-old son, who wants to take advantage of the situation. The film was shot predominantly in Berlin. (pz). (1.4.)

arsenal cinema: 10th ALFILM – Arab Film Festival Berlin

07:00 pm Cinema 2


Dünenmeer

SKY

SEA

The Right to Fall Apart

Gesichter brennen

Traumasäume

Short films lab/p 3 – poetry in motion on the topic of „Identity“
Dünenmeer Nissmah Roshdy & Mario Osterland
Egypt/Germany 2019 DCP OV/EnS 3 min
SKY Alina Cyranek & Yara Aly Egypt/Germany 2019
DCP OV/Arab ST 3 min
SEA Geeske Janßen & Yara Egypt/Germany 2019
DCP OV/Arab ST 3 min
The Right to Fall Apart Rika Tarigan & Yara Mamdouh Ahmed
Egypt/Germany 2019 DCP OV/EnS 3 min
Gesichter brennen Ahmed Hamed & Özlem Özgül Dündar
Egypt/Germany 2019 DCP OV/EnS 6 min
Traumasäume Mennah El-Atroush & Dennis Trendelberend
Egypt/Germany 2019 DCP OV/EnS 3 min

 

Followed by a discussion with the filmmakers
arsenal cinema: Aristocrats of the Primeval Forest

08:00 pm Cinema 1


Señores Naturales Yãnomãmɨ

Señores Naturales Yãnomãmɨ
Lothar Baumgarten FRG 1979/2018
DCP English IT 108 min

Introduced by Michael Oppitz
arsenal cinema: 10th ALFILM – Arab Film Festival Berlin

09:00 pm Cinema 2


Samouni Road

Samouni Road Stefano Savona F/I 2018
DCP OV/EnS 129 min

Followed by a discussion with Stefano Savona