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: Public Screening re-selected: Vinegar Surprises

07:00 pm Cinema 2

Czerwone i czarne

Clay of the Origin of Species

Čekají na Godota


Czerwone i czarne Red and Black Witold Giersz
Poland 1963 35 mm without dialogue 7 min
Clay of the Origin of Species Eliot Noyes
USA 1965 35 mm OV 8 min
Čekají na Godota Waiting for Godot Juraj Jakubisko
ČSSR 1966 35 mm OV/GeS 30 min
Panc Sabina Pop Romania 1988
35 mm OV/EnS 22 min

Shelly Silver, Markus Ruff in person
Free admission
arsenal cinema: Retrospective Andrei Tarkovsky

08:00 pm Cinema 1

Iwanowo detstwo

Iwanowo detstwo Ivan's Childhood
USSR 1962 35 mm OV/EnS 95 min