April 2019, arsenal cinema

filmPOLSKA – Camera Art – Guest: Julian Kernbach


We are presenting two films by Polish cinematographer Julian Kernbach, who will attend the screenings. UŁASKAWIENIE (Jan Jakub Kolski, Poland 2018, 29.4.) The post-war era in Poland. Hanna and Jakub are mourning their son Wacław, who fought against the German occupying forces until 1945 and afterwards against the Communist government in Poland. A visually commanding, cinematic lament, narrated in the style of a road movie in the period just after the war, in which reference is repeatedly made to classical motifs. VIA CARPATIA (Klara Kochańska, Kasper Bajon, Poland/Czech Republic/Macedonia 2018, 30.4.) shows us the refugee crisis as a marital crisis between Piotr and Julia. One day, they find out that Piotr’s Syrian father is in refugee camp in Greece and that they are supposed to pick him up there. Laconically and as if by accident, the camera collects impressions of modern life, casual and unspectacular. A program by the Polnisches Institut Berlin.



arsenal cinema: 10th ALFILM – Arab Film Festival Berlin

07:00 pm Cinema 2

EXT. Night

EXT. Night Ahmad Abdalla Egypt/UAE 2018
DCP OV/EnS 98 min

Followed by a discussion with Ahmad Abdalla
arsenal cinema: Vaginal Davis präsentiert: Contemporary Vinegar Syndrome

08:00 pm

Winnie Wright, Age 11

Frame-up: The Imprisonment of Martin Sostre

*Winnie Wright, Age 11 Suzanne Davenport, Greg Grieco, Betsy Martins,
Gordon Quinn, Teena Webb USA 1974 16 mm OV 25 min
*Frame-up: The Imprisonment of Martin Sostre
Steven Fischler, Joel Sucher, Howard Blatt USA 1974 16 mm OV 30 min
and special surpise!

Presented by Vaginal Davis and Daniel Hendrickson Event location: b_books, Lübbener Str. 14., Berlin-Kreuzberg Free admission
arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour: Clothes in Motion – Costumes, Styles and Fashion in Film

08:00 pm Cinema 1

Funny Face

Funny Face Stanley Donen
USA 1957 With Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire
DCP OV 103 min

arsenal cinema: 10th ALFILM – Arab Film Festival Berlin

09:00 pm Cinema 2

A Wedding Day

Son of a Dancer

Sheikh’s Watermelons

The Crossing

I Signed the Petition


A Wedding Day Elias Belkeddar Algeria 2018
DCP OV/EnS 15 min
Son of a Dancer Georges Hazim Lebanon 2018
DCP OV/EnS 21 min
Sheikh’s Watermelons Kaouther Ben Hania Tunisia/F 2018
DCP OV/EnS 23 min
The Crossing Ameen Nayfeh Palestine 2017
DCP OV/EnS 11 min
I Signed the Petition Mahdi Fleifel Palestine/UK 2018
DCP OV/EnS 10 min
Yasmina Ali Esmili Morocco/F 2018
DCP OV/EnS 22 min

Followed by a discussion with Ameen Nayfeh