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: FilmDokument: China in DEFA Documentary Film, 1956–1960

07:00 pm Cinema 2


Zwei Lieder

Starke Freunde im fernen Osten

Der Augenzeuge 42/1956

Wir berichten aus Pan Yü

Genosse Sziau erzählt

Zwei Lieder Werner Krauße
GDR 1962 35 mm 10 min
Starke Freunde im fernen Osten
Bruno Kleberg GDR 1956 35 mm 29 min
Der Augenzeuge 42/1956
GDR 1956 35 mm 11 min
Wir berichten aus Pan Yü
Gerhard Jentsch GDR 1959 35 mm 23 min
Genosse Sziau erzählt
Gerhard Jentsch GDR 1960 35 mm 20 min

Introduced by Qinna Shen
arsenal cinema: Female Film Noir Pioneers –
 Muriel Box, Edith Carlmar, Bodil Ipsen, Ida Lupino, Wendy Toye

08:00 pm Cinema 1


Døden er et kjærtegn

Døden er et kjærtegn Death is a Caress
Edith Carlmar Norway 1949
35 mm OV/EnS 88 min