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

07:00 pm Cinema 1


Cocote

Cocote Nelson Carlo De Los Santos Arias
Dominican Republic/Argentina/Germany 2017
DCP OV/EnS 106 min

Followed by a discussion with Nelson Carlo De Los Santos Arias
arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour
 – Color in Film

08:00 pm Cinema 2


Les parapluies de Cherbourg

Les parapluies de Cherbourg Jacques Demy F/FRG 1964
With Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo, Anne Vernon
35 mm OV/GeS 91 min

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

09:30 pm Cinema 1


Meteorlar

Meteorlar Meteors Gürcan Keltek
Netherlands/Turkey 2017 DCP OV/EnS 81 min

Introcuced by Nelson Carlo De Los Santos Arias