August 2019, arsenal cinema

The DEFA Foundation Presents: For Ursula Karusseit


Theater actress Ursula Karusseit, who died in February, stood before the camera for several DEFA productions alongside numerous television films. We present two less well-known DEFA works with her in the leading role. In Frank Vogel’s farce DIE GÄNSE VON BÜTZOW (1985), Karusseit was able to give full rein to her comedic talent. She is the best goose breeder in a small town in Mecklenburg at the end of the 18th century and tries to convince the despotic mayor to get married. Yet he seeks to keep her away from him via a “goose edict”, which eventually leads to upheaval and revolt. DIE STUNDE DER TÖCHTER (1980) by Erwin Stranka shows Karusseit as committed, yet lonely party functionary Ruth. Due to a life-threatening heart attack, her father (Dietrich Mechow) summons his four daughters to him and would like to find out how much of his values and his character he’s passed on to them. (jh) (5.8.)

arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour 
– Rebels With a Cause

07:30 pm Cinema 2

I pugni in tasca

I pugni in tasca Fists in the Pocket
Marco Bellocchio Italy 1965
DCP OV/EnS 105 min

arsenal cinema: 70 mm: MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS

08:00 pm Cinema 1

Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express Kenneth Branagh USA 2017
With Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Johnny Depp,
Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Michelle Pfeiffer
70 mm OV 114 min