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


Blues Tropical


Ism, Ism

Esplendor do Martírio


La zona intertidal

*Patio Glauber Rocha Brazil 1959
16 mm without dialogue 13 min
Blues Tropical Poli Marichal Puerto Rico 1982
Digital file OV/EnS 4 min
Umbrales Marie Louise Alemann Argentina 1980
Digital file without dialogue 19 min
Ism, Ism Manuel DeLanda USA 1979
Digital file without dialogue 6 min
Esplendor do Martírio Sérgio Péo Brazil 1974
Digital file without dialogue 10 min
Jícama Salvador Díaz Zubieta, Oscar Santos
Mexico 1970 Digital file OV/EnS 7 min
*La zona intertidal Guillermo Escalón, Manuel Sorto, Taller de los Vagos
El Salvador 1980 16 mm without dialogue 14 min

Introduced by Jesse Lerner and Luciano Piazza
arsenal cinema: Berlin Premiere: LA FLOR

08:00 pm Cinema 1

La Flor – Kapitel 1, Akt 1

La Flor – Chapter 1, Act 1
Mariano Llinás Argentina2018
With Elisa Carricajo, Pilar Gamboa,
Valeria Correa, Laura Paredes
DCP OV/EnS 155 min