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

07:30 pm Cinema 2


La hora de los hornos

Lavra-dor

Colombia 70

Me gustan los estudiantes

Caracas: dos o tres cosas

Pobre del cantor

Found Cuban Mounts

*La hora de los hornos Santiago Álvarez
Cuba 1968 35 mm OV/EnS 21 min
*Lavra-dor Ana Carolina, Paulo Rufino
Brazil 1968 35 mm OV/EnS 10 min
*Colombia 70 Carlos Álvarez
Colombia 1970 16 mm OV 5min
*Me gustan los estudiantes Mario Handler
Uruguay 1968 DCP OV/EnS 6 min
*Caracas: dos o tres cosas Ugo Ulive
Venzuela 1969 16 mm OV 16 min
Pobre del cantor Taller Independiente de Cine Experimental
Mexico 1978 Digital file OV/EnS 2 min
*Found Cuban Mounts Adriana Salazar Arroyo
Costa Rica/Germany 2010 16 mm without dialogue 7 min

Introduced by Jesse Lerner and Luciano Piazza
arsenal cinema: Female Film Noir Pioneers –
 Muriel Box, Edith Carlmar, Bodil Ipsen, Ida Lupino, Wendy Toye

08:00 pm Cinema 1


Mordets melodi

Mordets melodi The Melody of Murder
Bodil Ipsen Denmark 1944
35 mm OV/EnS 100 min