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: Two or Three Things I Know About Latin America

07:00 pm Cinema 2


Orinoko, nuevo mundo

*Orinoko, nuevo mundo Diego Rísquez Venezuela 1984
35 mm without dialogue 100 min

Lecture by Isabel Arredondo (in English language)
arsenal cinema: Female Film Noir Pioneers –
 Muriel Box, Edith Carlmar, Bodil Ipsen, Ida Lupino, Wendy Toye

08:00 pm Cinema 1


The Hitch-Hiker

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

arsenal cinema: Two or Three Things I Know About Latin America

09:15 pm Cinema 2


Amérika, terra incógnita

*Amérika, terra incógnita Diego Rísquez Venezuela 1988
35 mm without dialogue 90 min

Introduced by Jesse Lerner and Luciano Piazza