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: Kenji Mizoguchi Retrospective

07:00 pm Cinema 1

Furusato no uta

Furusato no uta Song of Home Japan 1925
35 mm OV/EnS 50 min
Print from the National Film Archive of Japan

Eunice Martins on grand piano
arsenal cinema: Filmmakers’ Choice

08:00 pm Cinema 2


Happiness for One Day

Tambaku Chaakila Oob Ali

In the Grass

Good Sister / Bad Sister

Prinzessin Marina

*Hexenschuss Riki Kalbe FRG 1979
DCP OV/EnS 30 min
*Happiness for One Day Tim Blue Germany 2008
DigiBeta engl. OV 7 min
*Tambaku Chaakila Oob Ali Kollektiv Yugantar
India 1982 DCP OV/EnS 26 min
*In the Grass Anja Czioska Germany 1997
16 mm silent 2 min
*Good Sister / Bad Sister Liza Johnson
USA 1996 Beta SP engl. OV 30 min
*Prinzessin Marina Anja Czioska Germany 1998
16 mm without dialogue 3 min

Presented by Maike Mia Höhne
arsenal cinema: Kenji Mizoguchi Retrospective

08:30 pm Cinema 1

Taki no shiraito

Taki no shiraito Cascading White Threads / White Threads of the Waterfall / The Water Magician
Japan 1933 With Takako Irie 35 mm OV/EnS 102 min
Restored version Print of the National Film Archive of Japan

Eunice Martins on grand piano