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: Magical History Tour
 – Color in Film

07:30 pm Cinema 2


Bronenosez Potemkin

*Bronenosez Potemkin Battleship Potemkin
Sergei Eisenstein USSR 1925
Restored version from 2005 Music: Edmund Meisel
DCP OV/GeS 70 min

arsenal cinema: Appendix to Commedia all’italiana: TUTTI A CASA

08:00 pm Cinema 1


Tutti a casa

Tutti a casa Luigi Comencini Italy/France 1960
With Alberto Sordi 35 mm OV/EnS 114 min
World premiere of the restored 35 mm print from the Cineteca Nazionale