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.)

: Cimatheque – Alternative Film Centre Presents: 
Atteyat Al Abnoudy

08:00 pm Cinema 2


Into the Depth

Seas of Thirst

Into the Depth Egypt 1979
Digital file OV/EnS 39 min
Seas of Thirst Egypt 1980
Digital file OV/EnS 44 min

Inroduced by Tamer El Said
arsenal cinema: Female Film Noir Pioneers –
 Muriel Box, Edith Carlmar, Bodil Ipsen, Ida Lupino, Wendy Toye

08:30 pm Cinema 1


The Hitch-Hiker

The Hitch-Hiker Ida Lupino USA 1953
35 mm OV 71 min
Preserved by the Library of Congress