July 2019, arsenal cinema

The DAAD Berlin Artists’ Program Presents: Nelson Carlo De Los Santos Arias

COCOTE, 2017

Dominican filmmaker Nelson Carlo De Los Santos Arias (*1985) explores his homeland in formally ambitious fashion in COCOTE (2017). Alberto works for a rich family in the capital, but the violent death of his father leads him back to his home village. He has grown apart from his Catholic family – as a converted evangelical he rejects their mourning rituals, which are interwoven with creole practices. Conflicts surrounding religion, revenge, corruption, and violence mark the situation, which is aesthetically translated into a confrontation between black-and-white and glowing, feverish colors, shifting image formats, and an insistent soundtrack. METEORLAR (2017) by Gürcan Keltek is showing as the director’s choice, which combines current videos of attacks on Kurdish villages with archaic landscapes. (bik) (3.7.)

arsenal cinema: The DEFA Foundation Presents: For Ursula Karusseit

07:00 pm Cinema 2


Die Gänse von Bützow

Die Gänse von Bützow Frank Vogel
GDR 1985 35 mm 94 min

arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour 
– Rebels With a Cause

08:00 pm Cinema 1


Los olvidados

Los olvidados
Luis Buñuel Mexico 1950
35 mm OV/EnS 80 min

arsenal cinema: The DEFA Foundation Presents: For Ursula Karusseit

09:00 pm Cinema 2


Die Stunde der Töchter

Die Stunde der Töchter Erwin Stranka
GDR 1980 35 mm 96 min