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: Magical History Tour 
– Rebels With a Cause

07:30 pm Cinema 2


Seishun zankoku monogatari

Seishun zankoku monogatari Naked Youth
Nagisa Oshima Japan 1960 35 mm OV/GeS 96 min

arsenal cinema: Karrabing Film Collective

08:00 pm Cinema 1


Windjarrameru (The Stealing C*nt$)

When the Dogs Talked

Windjarrameru (The Stealing C*nt$)
Australia 2015 Digital file OV 36 min
When the Dogs Talked Australia 2014
Digital file OV 34 min

Ethan Jorrock, Angelina Lewis, Elisabeth A. Povinelli and Kieran Sing in person