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: filmPOLSKA – Camera Art – Guest: Julian Kernbach

07:30 pm Cinema 2

Via Carpatia

Via Carpatia Klara Kochańska, Kasper Bajon
Poland/Czech Republic/Macedonia 2018
DCP OV/GeS 75 min

Julian A. Ch. Kernbach in person
arsenal cinema: Documentary Positions

08:00 pm Cinema 1




Mass Ornament #1. Watch Out for Gorillas in Your Midst!

Gone Jin Xingzheng Germany/China 2015
Digital file 78 min
Boy Yalda Afsah, Ginan Seidl Germany 2015
Digital file 30 min
Zaplyv Schwimmer Kristina Paustian Germany 2015
Digital file 77 min
Mass Ornament #1. Watch Out for Gorillas in Your Midst!
Marta Popivoda Serbia/Germany 2014
3 channel installatin in the Foyer 24 min

Followed by a discussion with the filmmakers Moderated by Thomas Arslan